Bill to Size-up Port Cyber Risks Heads to Senate

December 15, 2015
In The News

Off to the upper chamber goes legislation (H.R. 3878) to bolster maritime cybersecurity. The bill, which the House passed by voice vote on Wednesday, would require DHS develop a method of evaluating computer security risks at ports and write guidelines for reporting any incidents. “There appears to currently be little coordination between port landlords and tenants in addressing cyber threats,” Rep. Norma Torres said following passage the bill, which she introduced, “and federal agencies have only recently started to consider the impact that a cyber-attack could pose to our maritime infrastructure.”