Friday, October 21, 2022

Short Takes – 10-21-22

NCCoE rolls out draft LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile to supplement existing directives, calls for comments. article. “The LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile has been created in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). It comes as part of an inter-agency agreement with NIST’s NCCoE to research and develops tools and practices that will strengthen the cybersecurity of the systems that handle energy resources within the nation’s marine transportation system (MTS). The profile focuses on the LNG energy resource.”

First-of-its-kind Cybersecurity Grant Program Invests $1 Billion to Combat Cyber Threats. article. SLTT IT security grant program. Pull quote: “The agency officially opened the application process on Sept. 16; states and local governments have 60 days after that date to apply for a grant, which could be used to pay for either new or existing cybersecurity programs.”

Children’s hospitals, overflowing with respiratory patients, consider calling National Guard. article. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) not the flu (not yet). Pull quote: “Salazar said they already have two children hospitalized with the flu, which he says is very unusual for October. He expected flu cases would increase significantly in the coming weeks and over the holidays.”

Tapping hidden visual information: An all-in-one detector for thousands of colors. article. Potential use for chemical leak detectors in small UAS or low cost fenceline detectors. Pull quote: “"With our spectrometer, we can measure light intensity at each wavelength beyond the visible spectrum using a device at our fingertips. The device is entirely electrically controllable, so it has enormous potential for scalability and integration. Integrating it directly into portable devices such as smartphones and drones could advance our daily lives.”

TSA issues cybersecurity directive for freight, passenger railroads. article. New TSA security directive. Pull quote: “The regulation was developed with "extensive input" from industry stakeholders and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Railroad Administration.”

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies. Federal Register notice. Looking for personnel in the following industry groups: State, local, and tribal governments; relevant public safety and emergency response agencies; relevant law enforcement and security organizations; maritime industry; port owners and operators; and terminal owners and operators.

Oops, we forgot to fix the supply chain. article. Pull quote: “Still, the structural problems that enabled many of the delays, price hikes, and shortages over the past few years haven’t gone away. Shipping prices have not quite returned to their pre-pandemic levels, truck drivers are still in short supply, and some in the logistics industry are already predicting that there will be problems during the upcoming holiday season.”

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