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US House passes port cybersecurity act

From Port Strategy:

The US House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee has passed legislation aimed at addressing cybersecurity concerns at the country’s ports.

H.R.3101 – Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017 was reintroduced by House of Representatives member Norma Torres, who represents California’s 35th congressional district.

It was spurred on by June’s global NotPetya ransomware outbreak, which led to a shutdown of the Port of Los Angeles’ biggest terminal.

It requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to create voluntary guidelines for cybersecurity risk reporting, to develop and put into practice a maritime cyber security risk model and to make recommendations on enhancing cyber information-sharing.

More at Port Strategy

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