The Port of Los Angeles is a global leader on cyber security. In 2014, it became the first port in the world to implement a state-of-the-art Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). In 2015, it became the first port in the world to attain the ISO 27001 certification, the international cyber security standard. Continuing to advance its cyber security program, in 2019, the Port of Los Angeles successfully completed its G2 CSOC.
The G2 CSOC is built upon its original CSOC with upgraded technologies, new analytical tools, and leveraging of its own five years of cyber operations data to focus the G2 CSOC on the highest priority areas. Today, the G2 CSOC protects the Port against more frequent, sophisticated and damaging attacks, including 20-30 million unauthorized intrusion attempts per month.
The next evolution of the Port of Los Angeles’ cyber security program is to extend beyond the Port Authority and into the Port Community with a Cyber Resilience Center, a first-of-its-kind solution to reduce cyber risks of the Port ecosystem. The G2 CSOC will be an important component of the CRC by sharing information with the Port of Los Angeles ecosystem for collaboration and engagement with stakeholders, which will result in greater collective knowledge and stronger community defence against cyber threats.