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IBM to enhance cybersecurity for Port of Los Angeles

IBM to enhance cybersecurity for Port of Los Angeles

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IBM Security is to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) for the Port of Los Angeles. 

The US$6.8 million, three-year agreement with the Port of LA includes IBM Security software and services to design, install, operate and maintain the CRC. 

The agreement will improve the port’s cybersecurity and enhance threat sharing and collaboration within its supply chain ecosystem.

IBM will leverage its leadership in cloud security and automation to deliver technology and expertise that can help port stakeholders detect and protect against malicious cyber incidents.

The CRC will be a maritime Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) to automate threat collaboration and extend its reach beyond traditional maritime stakeholders to port stakeholders that are more broadly involved in cargo flow, such as cross-sector companies.

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,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, Gene Seroka. “This will result in greater collective knowledge, enhanced data sharing throughout our port ecosystem and will help to maintain the flow of critical cargo.”

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