Intelligent CIO North America Issue 05 | Page 18


IBM to enhance cybersecurity for Port of Los Angeles 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 .

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
“ 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 .”

Maritime Mesh Networks from Ericsson set to transform connectivity at sea

Ericsson is working to transform connectivity at sea through the creation of a dynamic network architecture between maritime vessels . For decades , satellite-based solutions have been the only option for communication at sea . Ericsson may be set to change that dependency and make next-generation mobile connectivity the go-to choice for enterprise connectivity across the waves .

Its Maritime Mesh Network innovation , part of the Ericsson ONE initiative , looks set to be a major game changer .
Serdar Sahin , Director of Product Management at Ericsson ONE , said : “ If you are a maritime ship owner today and you need your ships to be connected for monitoring , reporting , automation or remote operations , your only choice is satellite communications at high prices , high latency and much lower speeds compared to terrestrial communications .
“ This satellite-based monopoly over the seas has also slowed down the pace of innovation in the maritime industry , because the satellites are far out in space and have long life cycles in excess of 15 years .”
Through innovative use of 5G and other technologies , the Maritime Mesh Network builds a reliable dynamic network architecture , similar to a spider ’ s web , between maritime vessels across common international shipping lanes .
Each connection between two ships delivers latency within a few milliseconds , indicating that latency will be much lower than satellitebased models which deliver latency in the region of 700 milliseconds . p
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