US approves port cybersecurity bill

Move should significantly improve port systems.

House approves port cybersecurity bill

By Cory Bennett

The House this week unanimously approved a bill to boost cybersecurity at U.S. ports.

The measure, dubbed the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2015, aims to make port cyber defenses a priority.

It would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create voluntary cyber guidelines for ports that would increase the reporting of cyber threats and overall exchange of information. The agency would also help develop and implement a maritime cybersecurity risk model.

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