Port of Vancouver USA Creates Cyber Security Information Sharing Group

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The Port of Vancouver USA has now teamed up with the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC) for launching the Lower Columbia River Maritime Information exchange (LCR-MIX).

This new group has also been aiming for enhancing the communication and collaboration on the cyber threat activity among the regional stakeholders of the ports that are located along with the Lower Columbia River and it is also looking to provide early situational awareness and best practice adoption for the purpose of preventing the incidents.

According to the United States Coast Guard and more than 500 major operational cyber-attacks that have been occurred in the marine industry in the year 2020 and the MTS-ISAC had been initially founded in the month of February 2020 for helping them in combating the increasing threat from these bad actors.

Chris Carter, Information Security Analyst for the Port of Vancouver USA said that, so often the partners and stakeholders with the Lower Columbia River have been using the same vendors along with the service providers and are often working with the same business contacts.

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He also said, a compromise can have some harmful consequences and is putting the entire supply chain at risk and by partnering with the members of the MTS-ISAC and LCR-MIX member have been actively consuming and producing the actionable cyber threat intelligence that has been sourced locally and from the other stakeholders of MTS from across the globe.