USCG: Draft NVIC 05-17 Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Security Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities

July 12, 2017 – Federal Register Notice

The Coast Guard announces the availability of draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05–17; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities, and requests public comment on the draft. This NVIC proposes to clarify the existing requirements under MTSA to incorporate analysis of computer and cyber risks and guidance for addressing those risks. This NVIC would provide guidance on incorporating cybersecurity risks into an effective Facility Security Assessment (FSA), as well as additional recommendations for policies and procedures that may reduce cyber risk to operators of maritime facilities. Operators may use this document as a benchmark to develop and implement measures and activities for effective self- governance of cyber risks.

  • Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before September 11, 2017.
  • If you have questions on this notice, call or email, Jason Warren, Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1106, email or LCDR Josephine Long, Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1109, email

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