Coast Guard holds cyber security exercise

HONOLULU — The recent cyber attacks on the Sony Corporation, Target and Home Depot highlighted that even the largest corporations are still susceptible to cyber attacks.

The United States Coast Guard — Sector Honolulu is conducting the Maritime Cyber Security Exercise at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus this week. It is the first USCG such exercise to combine hands-on cyber security with a tabletop exercise to study the impact of cyber events on the maritime industry.

UH partnered with the USCG and the Area Maritime Security Committee to develop the hands-on exercise as an interactive simulation of maritime industrial computer systems and networks with a focus on the Hawaii container cargo distribution system. 

An exercise objective is to examine the impact on port operations and maritime industry when those IT infrastructures are attacked.


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