Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Port of San Diego Reeling from Cyber Attack

By Karen Robes Meeks

In a statement release on October 4, the Port of San Diego confirmed that it is still recovering from a cybersecurity attack that occurred Sept. 25.

Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio said that the port “remains open for business and operations are continuing in the wake of a cybersecurity incident.”

“Since the incident was first reported, our port has handled calls from seven cruise ships and 10 cargo ships, processed biweekly payroll, and continued public safety operations as usual,” Coniglio said, adding that the Board of Port Commissioners will meet on Oct. 9 for its regular scheduled meeting.

“As this incident mainly impacted internal administrative functions, our services to our tenants and stakeholders have been generally uninterrupted, with the following minor exceptions: park permits cannot be accepted online, and public records requests in some cases are taking longer than usual to process,” Coniglio said. “Public records continue to be provided in accordance with legal requirements. I appreciate the public's patience as we continue our recovery from this incident.”