Political and Legislative

President Biden Will Sign Executive Order on U.S. Port Cybersecurity Targeting Chinese-Manufactured Shipping Cranes

The Biden administration is announcing a series of actions on Wednesday to strengthen the cybersecurity of U.S. ports, the main point of entry for trade, which employ 31 million people and generate over $5.4 trillion for the U.S. economy.

An executive order to be signed by President Biden will bolster maritime cybersecurity by making sure all critical port infrastructure that is owned and operated adheres to international and industry recognized safety regulations. In addition to port land infrastructure, the actions require reporting of maritime cyber attacks to Coast Guard Cyber Command. The Coast Guard, which helps to control the movement of vessels that could pose a threat to national security, will share reports with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and other government agencies covering specific regulated facilities and vessels.

A new maritime security director will also be announced.

Read the source article at CNBC

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