Friday, September 28, 2018

Cybersecurity Incident Hits San Diego Port

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of San Diego officials are working to recover from a serious cybersecurity incident that first disrupted its information systems Tuesday.

Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio said Wednesday that “the port has mobilized a team of industry experts and local, regional, state and federal partners to minimize impacts and restore system functionality, with priority placed on public safety-related systems.”

Coniglio explained that the port has reported the disruption to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services and the Harbor Police Department has alternative systems and procedures in place to shrink impact to public safety.

“Port employees are currently at work but have limited functionality, which may have temporary impacts on service to the public, especially in the areas of park permits, public records requests, and business services,” Coniglio said. The port will provide updates as information becomes available.