back to article Biden asks Coast Guard to create an infosec port in a stormy sea of cyber threats

President Biden has empowered the US Coast Guard (USCG) to get a tighter grip on cybersecurity at American ports – including authorizing yet another incident reporting rule. The White House on Wednesday announced Biden's intention to sign an executive order giving the Coast Guard "express authority" to deal with any malicious …

  1. TheWeetabix
    Joke

    Not quite a stationwagon…

    But perhaps “tramp steamer full of SSDs is the new high bandwidth overseas data transfer, errr, protocol.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: Not quite a stationwagon…

      Loaded with pieces of 8, or bytes as we prefer to call them?

  2. charlieboywoof

    Yeh right

    Biden couldn't ask for toast at breakfast

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Yeh right

      Trumpism is a disease.

    2. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Yeh right

      Whichever is the next president of the USA, the world is fucked.

  3. osxtra

    Any Port In A Storm

    I suggest they use port 25; no serious infosec person is on that one these days.

  4. Claverhouse Silver badge
    Meh

    Origins

    "[Chinese] manufactured ship to shore cranes make up the largest share of the global market and account for nearly 80 percent of cranes at US ports. By design, these cranes may be controlled, serviced and programmed from remote locations,"

    .

    Perhaps they should have bought American cranes.

    The odious Jefferson had an Embargo Act to prevent trade with foreigners; and since 1920, the 'Jones Act requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents' so it's not like they don't have form in protective legislation.

  5. Grinning Bandicoot

    YES - it is an election year

    It sound like a big thing but USCG USC 14 and 19 has provided these powers prior to WW2 and in the late 40s 0r early 50s they were strengthened. Throw in USC 33 and 46 you can be told where not to anchor, when not to sail and who to remove from the crew. But since money is not fore coming it will be in the queue with all the other tasks that have been shoveled out to them.

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