The Cyber Resilience Center will be a focal point for cyber threat information-sharing across companies and stakeholders at the Port, helping to identify and prepare against cyber risks possibly affecting the cargo supply chain ecosystem. The idea for creation of the collaborative Center was a result of a maritime industry working group meeting hosted by the Port last spring.
Collaborative cyber-threat information sharing is critical to the safety and security of our Port. This Cyber Resilience Center will allow us to more quickly identify and mitigate cyber incidents that pose a threat to the maritime supply chain
noted Chief Thomas Gazsi, who serves as Deputy Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Initial questions regarding the RFP are due August 7, and a pre-proposal conference will take place on August 14. Final proposals must be submitted by September 4.
Once awarded, the Cyber Resilience Center contract must be approved by the Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Council.
In 2014, the Port established the US's first Port of Los Angeles Cyber Security Operations Center, operated by a dedicated cyber-security team. The Center acts as a centralized location to proactively monitor network traffic to prevent and detect cyber incidents under Port control.
The Port has also retained its ISO 27001 certification for cyber security, making it the only port to have this certification.