Cyber security at ports insufficient, study says –

WASHINGTON — America’s largest commercial ports have failed to shore up defenses against potential cyber attacks, a new study contends, raising concerns about the vulnerability of computer networks that help move energy, foodstuff and other goods to market.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who spent a year as a fellow at the Brookings Institution, examined some of the nation’s most heavily used ports: Los Angeles and Long Beach; Baltimore; Houston and Beaumont in Texas; and Vicksburg, Miss., on the Mississippi River.

“The research shows that the level of cyber security awareness and culture in U.S. port facilities is relatively low,” Kramek wrote.

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