Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Port of Los Angeles Addresses Cyber Security

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday gathered supply chain stakeholders to discuss ways to address cyber security threats.

“In partnership with our maritime industry stakeholders, we have the opportunity to enhance the ability of the port ecosystem to see cyber threats on the horizon and improve information sharing to help manage respective, and collective, cyber risk,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. I’m proud that the port is taking the lead on the first ever cross-sector Cyber Resilience Center.”

The proposed Center would allow various companies within the port complex to share cyber threat information in an effort to defend against a cyberattack that could cripple the supply chain.

“Ports are a key part of a complex system that must address cyber risks,” said Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Public Safety and Emergency Management Tom Gazsi. “Over the past few years, we have seen how cyber incidents have impacted some ports across the world, threatening the operations of the entire maritime supply chain. That’s why we’re taking a collaborative approach to strengthen our cyber security posture.”