Cyber incidents at US ports

Coast Guard concerned over malicious and non-malicious incidents.

Coast Guard official: Cyber incidents with physical consequences impacting the maritime transportation system


Cyber threats are real and active for those who manage operations at the nation’s ports, said Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant of prevention policy with the U.S. Coast Guard.

“We have already seen incidents in the maritime transportation system that have resulted in physical consequences or significant near misses,” said Thomas during an Oct. 8 House Homeland Security Committee hearing.

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