Thursday, July 11, 2013

Official sounds alarm over inadequate cybersecurity at U.S. ports

America's commercial shipping industry has failed to keep pace with rising threats in cyberspace, according to a new report that finds major conduits such as the ports of Los Angeles and Baltimore are inadequately prepared for a potential cyberattack. The study -- which looked at six of the nation's most heavily used ports -- was conducted by Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Kramek. It found that "the level of cybersecurity awareness and culture in U.S. port facilities is relatively low."

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