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Biden to sign executive order boosting cybersecurity of ports, maritime vessels

February 21, 2024


President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to address maritime cybersecurity threats.

The order, previewed by officials in a call with reporters, would give the U.S. Coast Guard — DHS’s maritime security arm — further authority to respond to cyber threats on the sea. It will also require seafaring vessels and their port facilities to shore up cyber defenses and comply with mandatory cybersecurity incident reporting rules.

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