b'COAST GUARD REPORT:Cyber Hygiene:The First Line of Defense C ybersecurity incidents are becoming an increasingly frequentRecent Coast Guard inspections revealed cybersecurity risks from occurrence and can have signifi cant impacts, as evidenced bypoor cyber hygiene.Examples include:the recent Solar Winds incident and the attack on Colonial Pipeline. The maritime community is not immune from cybersecurity Passwords semi-permanently attached to the equipment incidentswithseveraleventsresultinginreducedoperationsand they are used on.fi nancial losses for maritime businesses. Cyber hygiene is the fi rst line of defense in a cyber-risk management plan and involves the processes Printed emails noting that a password has changed one uses to protect access to an information network.lying in plain view.The fi rst step for good cyber hygiene is password management.Sharing user accounts to display electronic vessel certifi cates This includes:or reference Safety Management System documents. Changing a password frequently. The maritime transportation industry must proactively take steps to harden company and vessel cybersecurity. The Marine InspectorEnsuring that the password is complex. andPortStateControlOfficer VesselCyberRiskManagement Work Instruction is available on theOffice of Commercial VesselLimiting users who have administrative level access. Compliance website.Clean, Quiet, ProvenElectric and Hybrid PropulsionKeeping our waterways clean is importantto the health and survival of our planet.BAE Systems is leading the way with clean, quiet alternative propulsion systems, helping passenger vessels get to zero emissions.gettozero.comNOVEMBER 2021 43 COAST GUARD REPORT'