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The Coast Guard previously published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20: Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities as guidance for complying with Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) cybersecurity requirements. As part of that initiative, the Coast Guard has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document supporting NVIC 01-20 and cyber inclusion in Facility Security Plans (FSPs).
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-22: Cybersecurity Awareness and Action.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet on May 3rd and 4th 2022 to review and discuss matters relating to national maritime security, including enhancing the sharing of information related to cybersecurity.
In response to industry and other concerns regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct a second TWIC Reader Rule assessment.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently updated internal guidance regarding additional areas of focus that its Chemical Security Inspectors may address during Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Compliance Inspections.
The Department of Homeland Security has adjusted the maximum civil penalty for a violation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is revising the process by which individuals apply for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for a Commercial Driver's License.
On November 10, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new webpage and fact sheet to provide guidance to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)-regulated facilities regarding how and when to report cybersecurity incidents.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on July 30, 2021, which included proposed actions related to the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its unified agenda in Federal Register on March 31, 2021, stating that one of its rulemaking priorities was “improving Appendix A” to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations and addressing “concerns with release-flammable security issues.”
On March 23, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comment on revisions to an Information Collection Request (ICR) relating to various efforts under the CFATS program.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 03-21 directing any owner or operator of a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facility that relies on SolarWinds software for a system that serves or supports a critical security function to report a Breach of Security.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report titled, Chemical Security – Overlapping Programs Could Better Collaborate to Share Information and Identify Potential Security Gaps.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) published its 2019 AMSC Annual Report on the status of AMSCs and the work completed by AMSCs in 2019.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report titled “DHS Could Use Available Data to Better Plan Outreach to Facilities Excluded from Anti-Terrorism Standards."
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda of projected regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference to review and discuss the Coast Guard’s efforts to develop the Maritime Cyber Risk Analysis Model and updates to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03–03, Change 2.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid to provide USCG marine safety personnel with guidance to help address cyber vulnerabilities documented in a Facility Security Assessment.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled Actions Needed to Enhance DHS Oversight of Cybersecurity at High-Risk Chemical Facilities.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption for expired Hazardous Material Endorsements (HMEs) on Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).
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