10/26/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Area Maritime Security Committees

We continue our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series with a post from the Domestic Ports Division of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance that discusses the important contributions the 43 Area Maritime Security Committees make at local levels to address cyber threats and vulnerabilities. In this post, we focus on the teamwork and cooperation of the AMSCs in Northern New England, the Sault Region, Hawaii and American Samoa, and Charleston, S.C.


10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture

As one of the lead agencies tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the Marine Transportation System and maritime critical infrastructure and key resources, the Coast Guard has invested heavily in cyber risk management efforts. These efforts focus on the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy’s three strategic priorities of: defending cyberspace, enabling operations, and protecting infrastructure. The Coast Guard has approached these priorities through various policies, guidelines, and other initiatives both internally and through collaborative efforts. In the second installment of our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series, we discuss a few of the cyber-focused initiatives the Coast Guard is leading, either in effect or in development, that will help to continue fortifying our nation’s cyber protection and response posture.


10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Today in the Coast Guard’s 8th District we announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which outlines the Commandant’s long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the United States. In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few comments regarding the outlook and its three major lines of effort.


10/4/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cyber threats in the maritime environment

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we’ll be bringing you information throughout the month that focuses on cybersecurity, cyber risk management, and simple practices you can employ to safeguard your operations. This week, we have a post from our Domestic Ports Division on some of the most common cyber threats your organization may encounter.


10/3/2018: Port of San Diego cyber incident

For the benefit of our readers, the Office of Port and Facility Compliance is sharing a Federal Bureau of Investigation public service announcement titled “Cyber Actors Increasingly Exploit the Remote Desktop Protocol to Conduct Malicious Activity,” following the cyber incident reported in the Port of San Diego last week.


10/1/2018: Remembering El Faro

Today, we mark the somber anniversary of the sinking of the SS El Faro and the loss of the 33 men and women on board on October 1, 2015. It is appropriate to pause and reflect on this tragic and preventable accident, and challenge ourselves to ensure we are all taking action needed to prevent future casualties.


9/24/2018: Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee annual security exercise

Seventy participants from across the Gulf of Mexico attended Gulf Guardian, including representatives of the offshore maritime industry, oil and gas exploration and production facilities, and related service industries, as well as port authorities from Houston, south Louisiana, and Mobile. More than forty companies with operations in the Gulf of Mexico were represented at the exercise including


9/7/2018: LGC NCOE publishes latest issue of ‘The Gas Gauge’ newsletter

The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise published its 2018 Summer edition of The Gas Gauge, a newsletter to share Coast Guard involvement and regulatory updates about the liquefied gas industry.


8/29/2018: Guidelines for drafting the Marine Transportation System recovery plan

This NVIC provides a common template for the development of MTS Recovery Plans to address all hazards, the MTS recovery processes and procedures while promoting unity of effort among all stakeholders within each Captain of the Port zone.


8/23/2018: Seamen’s Church Institute releases 2018 Shore Leave Survey

For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing the Seamen’s Church Institute 2018 Shore Leave Survey to help raise awareness among owners/operators of port facilities and the Coast Guard prevention workforce of seafarer access concerns reported to port ministries at various ports throughout the country.


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