Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinates 2017 Maritime Cyber Security Seminar

Capt. Charlene L. Downey, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, speaks to guests during the 2017 cyber-security seminar in Wilmington, California, Nov. 8, 2017. The seminar was designed to educated Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach port partners on various maritime cyber-security issues that will help promote greater cyber hygiene throughout the port. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney.

Capt. Charlene L. Downey, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, speaks to guests during the 2017 cyber-security seminar in Wilmington, California, Nov. 8, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinated the 2017 Maritime Cyber Security Seminar with port partners in Wilmington, Los Angeles, Wednesday.

The seminar brought Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach port partners to hear various cyber security experts speak on topics ranging from phishing to supervisory control and data acquisition.

The seminar was designed to educate port partners on various maritime cyber security issues that will help promote greater cyber hygiene throughout the port, stimulate interest and participation in information sharing organizations and promote greater participation from Coast Guard port partners in the Central California Area Maritime Security Committee.

Attendees at the seminar represent organizations throughout the AMSC’s area of responsibility and the maritime sector including Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and local police departments and first responders.

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