Moving people, manufactured and agricultural goods, healthcare products, bulk energy, and retail products throughout the Maritime ecosystem handling $1.3 trillion in annual cargo are all dependent upon cyber resilience.
Cyber technology and computer systems are essential to the operation and efficient functioning of Maritime operations. Cyber attacks and vulnerability exploits can have potentially catastrophic cascading impacts to GPS-based and e-navigation (ECDIS or AIS) systems, pumps, machinery, vessel propulsion and navigation systems; monitoring and control of safety and environmental systems; operation of security cameras and gates; tracking and controlling container cargo movements; and enabling vessel operators to control ballast water and ship stability systems with precision and safety.
The nation’s security and prosperity depends upon a safe, secure and resilient Maritime Critical Infrastructure supported by (all-hazards) security situational intelligence bi-directional information sharing and coordinated response within, across sectors and with government (federal/state/local/tribal/territorial).
As cyber threats and attacks continue to increase in frequency, severity and sophistication, it is imperative for public- and private-sector stakeholders to engage, breaking down long-standing barriers and silos.
To advance Maritime Cyber Resilience, a strategic public/private partnership established The Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO).
Global Situational Awareness Center (GSAC)
NASA/Kennedy Space Center.