Security major IBM along with the Port of Los Angeles shake hands and inked an agreement in order to develop and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC).
Namely, the CRC will be a maritime Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) that protects stakeholders against malicious cyber incidents which impact cargo flow.
According to IBM, stakeholders will have the opportunity to contribute threat data to the CRC as well as benefit from the more extensive and accumulated threat intelligence made available to them through it.
The Cyber Resilience Center will provide a cutting-edge early warning system to further defend the Port and its stakeholders against cyber threats.This will result in greater collective knowledge, enhanced data sharing throughout our Port ecosystem, and will help to maintain the flow of critical cargo.
….said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.
Under their $6.8 million, three-year collaboration, both sides goal to boost the port’s cybersecurity readiness by opening a platform for sharing cyberthreat data.
As noted, through their agreement, IBM plans to leverage its leadership in cloud security and automation to deliver technology and expertise so as to help Port stakeholders detect and protect against malicious cyber incidents, in a first-of-its-kind initiative for cyber preparedness.
At the same time, Port of Los Angeles will focus on new technologies to enhance digital information flow throughout the supply chain and increase cargo efficiency.
The CRC will help each participating member of the supply chain to better protect themselves, and by extension each other. In the face of a cyberattack, every second counts and with the threat detection, threat sharing, and automation capabilities that IBM can bring to this project, we’re uniquely positioned to build the tools that can help provide the speed and efficiency stakeholders demand.
…as Wendi Whitmore, Vice President, IBM Security X-Force, concluded.