The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-22: Cybersecurity Awareness and Action.
In MSIB 02-22, the Coast Guard provides that, in accordance with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s “Shields Up” guidance, every organization should have documented thresholds for reporting potential cyber incidents to senior management and the U.S. Government. In this heightened threat environment, the Coast Guard states that these thresholds should be significantly lower than normal.
MSIB 02-22 reminds Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities that they are required to report breaches of security and suspicious activity to the National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802.
The Coast Guard also recommends contacting its Cyber Command for technical support that may help MTSA-regulated facilities prepare for or respond to a cyber-incident. Cyber Command’s 24×7 watch can be reached at 202-372-2904 or CGCYBER-SMB-NOSC-BWC@uscg.mil.