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Biden asks Coast Guard to create an infosec port in a stormy sea of cyber threats

February 21, 2024

President Biden has empowered the US Coast Guard (USCG) to get a tighter grip on cybersecurity at American ports – including authorizing yet another incident reporting rule.
The White House on Wednesday announced Biden’s intention to sign an executive order giving the Coast Guard “express authority” to deal with any malicious computer activity across the US marine transportation system (MTS).
“American ports employ 31 million Americans, contribute $5.4 trillion to our economy, and are the main domestic point of entry for cargo entering the United States,” deputy national security advisor Anne Neuberger said during a press briefing yesterday. “Continuity of operations has a clear impact on the success of our country, our economy and our national security.”

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