The Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch (MCRB) is a component of CG Cyber that supports the cybersecurity mission in the commercial maritime transportation community. To support this mission, MCRB:
- Works alongside CG-791 and CG-5P to develop, maintain and update strategic planning and cyber policy.
- Uses a risked-based approach to assess threats, vulnerabilities and impact of loss to the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) to coordinate determination of the most critical data and systems.
- Sustain strong partnerships with key MTS stakeholders to develop insight into future MTS threat vectors, and opportunities.
- Oversee cybersecurity support to MTS operations through threat assessments, cyber infrastructure posture improvements, info sharing, and cyber domain incident awareness.
Cyber Protection Team
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, CPT is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering cybersecurity services to the Marine Transportation System (MTS).
CPT consists of three teams of active duty Coast Guard cybersecurity professionals who are trained and certified in delivering the four core CPT services: Assess, Hunt, Clear and Harden.
Role in the Marine Transportation System
A critical component of the national supply chain, the MTS is increasingly reliant on computer networks and systems for efficiency and safety.
The CPT ’s mission is to enhance the resiliency of MTS Critical Infrastructure against cyber disruption through consistent proactive engagements with public and private industry organizations. The CPT stands ready for worldwide deployment to conduct operations.
To discuss service details and what the CPT can do for your organization, contact the CPT at MaritimeCyber@uscg.mil. Service delivery queues will be continually prioritized based on the time, nature and criticality of the request. The prioritization process prevents a disproportionate amount of resources for any specific stakeholder(s) and ensures that any data associated or lessons learned from the service provided is representative of the sector and nation.