2/16/2018: Passenger Vessel Association 2018 convention – recap of remarks

The Passenger Vessel Association held its annual convention in Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 27-31, 2018, and nearly a dozen Coast Guard senior leaders and staff had the opportunity to provide their thoughts on topics of mutual importance to industry and regulators.


1/12/2018: Release of Offshore Operations and Passenger Vessel Cybersecurity Framework profiles

These profiles reflect how organizations align the NIST framework’s cybersecurity activities, outcomes, and informative references to organizational business requirements, risk tolerances, and resources. They outline a desired minimum state of cybersecurity and cyber risk management, and provide the opportunity to plan for future business decisions.


8/7/2017: Coast Guard seeking feedback on content of Passenger Operations Cybersecurity Framework Profile

A profile implements the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was developed in 2014 to address and manage cybersecurity risk in a cost-effective way based on business needs and without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses. The profile is how organizations align the Framework’s cybersecurity activities, outcomes, and informative references to organizational business requirements, risk tolerances, and resource allocations. Comments are requested by Sept. 7, 2017.


6/1/2017: The Evolution of Sector Profiles – Recap of recent NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

In this post, Capt. Ryan Manning, chief of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance, talks about the progress made between the Coast Guard and partner organizations to continue building cybersecurity profiles and the importance of constant stakeholder engagement.


11/10/2016: Release of Maritime Bulk Liquids Transfer Cybersecurity Framework Profile

The U.S. Coast Guard, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and maritime industry stakeholders have developed a voluntary cybersecurity “Profile” for Maritime Bulk Liquid Transfer (MBLT) facilities. This Profile will be released Thursday at the American Petroleum Institute’s 11th Annual Cybersecurity Conference in Houston.