October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Port and Facility Compliance encourages you to follow its weekly blogs throughout the month for important information on cybersecurity risk management. Additionally, please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website here for further resources on cybersecurity.

During the past year, the Coast Guard has made significant strides in addressing cybersecurity risk management in the maritime domain. Maritime Commons has covered a wide variety of these subjects: shipboard application of cyber risk management, policy on reporting suspicious activity and breaches of security, and the release of the Maritime Bulk Liquids Transfer (MBLT) Cybersecurity Framework Profile.

In addition, there is an extension on the comment period for the draft NVIC 05-17, Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act Regulated Facilities. Comments on the draft NVIC can be submitted to the online docket here or sent to the Docket Management Facility on or before Wednesday, October 11.

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