1/8/2016: Public meeting on cyber

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Maritime Commons is posting a Department of State Federal Register notice to bring awareness to our readership of a very maritime-centric, and relevant, topic.

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting January 25, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss cyber-related items. Specifically, to better understand all aspects of the maritime industry’s use of cyber systems, they are seeking specific input on the following questions:

  • How has the maritime industry’s increased reliance on digital information increased cyber risks associated with trade-related information (general declaration, cargo declaration, ship’s stores declaration, crew’s effects declaration, crew list, passenger list, dangerous goods manifest, universal postal convention and maritime declaration of health)?
  • What cyber risk management processes currently exist in the maritime industry to address the ongoing surge in the number, severity and complexity of cyber attacks?
  • To what extent would those involved in maritime trade benefit from guidance for the protection of trade-related information?
  • What are industry constraints and limitations that should be addressed or recognized in any future guidance?

View Department of State’s Public Notice 9394 for full details about the meeting or how to attend.

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