HudsonAnalytix Wins MARAD Grant for Cybersecurity Workshops at Three U.S. Ports
HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) Cargo Handling Cooperative Program (CHCP) grant to perform cybersecurity capability assessment workshops at three U.S. ports. HudsonAnalytix’s HACyberLogix-informed assessment approach will enable these ports to cost-effectively assess their entire organizational cybersecurity capabilities and identify cybersecurity capability vulnerabilities. The assessments will support MARAD CHCP in implementing a pilot program to assess cybersecurity capabilities across the U.S. port industry.
Cyber risk has grown in importance as maritime trade becomes increasingly automated and dependent on information availability and accuracy. After the recent NotPetya attacks that debilitated several port terminals and other maritime transportation organizations, port and maritime stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the urgency to address the challenge of cyber threats. Further, the potential risks posed by the reliance on information systems have become a fundamental component of enterprise security for ports and shipping companies.
Rob Quartel, Chair of the CHCP, said, “Cybersecurity in ports has become increasingly vital as digital threats evolve. The Cargo Handling Cooperative Program is pleased to work with HudsonAnalytix and sponsor these initial cybersecurity capability assessments, which will provide an important baseline as the port industry drives cybersecurity best practices globally.”
Recipient of Lloyd’s List 2017 Digital Innovation Award, and endorsed by North of England P&I, and powered by NTELX’s iDMX technology, the HACyberLogix platform uniquely combines more than 30 years of maritime risk management expertise with current cybersecurity expertise, capabilities, and best practices via an intuitive electronic interface that delivers meaningful cybersecurity guidance, insights, recommendations, and trend analysis capabilities to decision-makers. Designed to foster collaboration across an organization, HACyberLogix informs where and how port and maritime organizations should best and most efficiently allocate precious resources, enables them to benchmark their cybersecurity capability progress over time, and helps them sustain their long-term cyber risk management efforts.
Max Bobys, Vice President of HudsonAnalytix–Cyber, stated, “Since inception, our goal has been to leverage technology to provide high value-add knowledge, expertise, and guidance across the global port and maritime industry at a reasonable and sustainable price point. We are looking forward to working with the Maritime Administration Cargo Handling Cooperative Program as it assumes a leading role in the U.S. port industry on the subject of cyber risk management. “
HACyberLogix also incorporates the latest cybersecurity standards from the US National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Center for Internet Security’s Critical Controls, and the ISO / IEC 27001 guidelines. Even more, it aligns with the International Maritime Organization’s International Safety Management and International Ship and Port Facility Security Codes, factoring in existing activities port and maritime stakeholders are already performing that are not readily identifiable as cyber-specific, but nonetheless support cybersecurity capability maturity.
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Hudson Analytix–Cyber leverages extensive knowledge, skills, and expertise from both the cyber and physical security domains. HA-Cyber offers technology-agnostic, 360o integrated cybersecurity strategies and guidance to maritime transportation organizations of all sizes to assist them in understanding, managing, and mitigating their enterprise cyber risks today and in the future. http://ha-cyber.com
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