Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Port of LA Seeking Cyber Management Firm

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles is looking for a company that can design, install, run and maintain the port’s new Cyber Resilience Center.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sept. 4. The winning bid must receive approval from the Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Council.

The port envisions the center as a space to share information about cyber threats to port stakeholders and defend against potential cyber risks that could affect the supply chain.

“Collaborative cyber-threat information sharing is critical to the safety and security of our Port,” said Chief Thomas Gazsi, who serves as Deputy Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management. “This Cyber Resilience Center will allow us to more quickly identify and mitigate cyber incidents that pose a threat to the maritime supply chain.”

For questions about the port’s request for proposals on the center, email Tanisha Herr at THerr@portla.org.