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November 18, 2016  |  Cyber Mariner

 This is interesting as the Coast Guard develops the NVIC and may be a sign of future regulation with regard to cyber security of an asset in the Marine Transportation Sector.  Future profiles may include mobile offshore drilling operations, passenger vessel and terminal operations.  

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November 16, 2016  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil and natural gas industry to develop a cybersecurity document that aims to ensure the safe transfer of hazardous liquids from marine vessels to ground pipelines and vehicles. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) developed the cybersecurity framework profile in an effort to help risk managers, vessel operators, cyber professionals and operations executives evaluate cyber risks related to the “maritime bulk liquid transfer” process.

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November 15, 2016  |  Homeland Security News Wire

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) oversees approximately 800 waterfront facilities that, among other activities, transfer hazardous liquids between marine vessels and land-based pipelines, tanks or vehicles. These “maritime bulk liquid transfers” increasingly rely on computers to operate valves and pumps, monitor sensors, and perform many other vital safety and security functions. This makes the whole system more vulnerable to cybersecurity issues ranging from malware to human error, and is the reason behind a new voluntary cybersecurity guide for the industry. Maritime bulk liquid transfer processes are part of a complex and sophisticated supply chain of the oil and natural gas industry that brings together various types of organizations and systems. The USCG and industry representatives joined with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to develop a profile to help those organizations assess their cybersecurity risk.

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November 15, 2016  |  GCN

The U.S. Coast Guard, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and stakeholders in the maritime and oil and natural gas industries have created a “profile” of voluntary guidelines to help secure the computers used to control valves, pumps and sensors used at facilities that transfer liquids on and off of shipping vessels.

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November 14, 2016  |  Professional Mariner

The U.S. Coast Guard, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and maritime industry stakeholders have developed a voluntary cybersecurity “profile” for maritime bulk liquid transfer (MBLT) facilities. This profile will be released at the American Petroleum Institute’s 11th Annual Cybersecurity Conference in Houston. The profile implements the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was developed in 2014 to address and manage cybersecurity risk in a cost-effective way based on business needs and without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses.

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November 14, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Coast Guard have issued a final version of a cybersecurity “profile” mapping the federal framework of cybersecurity standards to ports that manage hazardous liquids. The document, released Nov. 10, is the first in a series that will provide guidance to the maritime industry in implementing the NIST cybersecurity framework to specific maritime settings.

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November 14, 2016  |  Health Data Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a collaborative project to improve the security of wireless infusion pumps. The goal of the work, which is being conducted by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), is to create a security structure that can protect the pumps—and the information systems to which they connect—from hacking.

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November 11, 2016  |  SC Magazine

The dangers involved in shifting volatile liquids from ship to shore may not appear to have a cybersecurity angle, but according to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) many transfter facilities are computer controlled and thus vulnerable to cyberattack. With this in mind the USCG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the maritime industry came together to create a voluntary framework to help protect these computer systems. 

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November 11, 2016  |  Phys.org

The document is the first in a series of planned profiles that will help maritime industry organizations make the most of the voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, published by NIST in February 2014. The profile pulls into one document recommended  safeguards to provide a starting point for organizations to review and adapt their risk management processes, and it describes a desired minimum state of cybersecurity.

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November 10, 2016  |  Data Privacy & Security Insider

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft Project Description for the manufacturing sector entitled: Capabilities Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems. This document is the first of a four-part series and addresses only behavioral anomaly detection capabilities. NCCoE is seeking comment on the guidance until December 7, 2016.