White House Officials Hint at Update for US Maritime Cybersecurity

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The White House hopes to update U.S. government’s approach to its maritime cybersecurity strategy in coming months, aiming to to enhance and secure the ability to project power at sea and defend against adversarial cyberattacks. The officials speaking of the plan gave few specifics, but it involves re-examining the national approach to information sharing and better emphasizing the use of operational technologies in ports. Hackers routinely target shipping firms and the maritime supply chain to steal data involving the U.S. government or interrupt cargo operations.

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