IBM develops a Cyber Resilience Center for Los Angeles


International Business Machines, shortly known as IBM, has developed a Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) for the Port of Los Angeles that will help in thwarting cyber threats that could negatively affect the free flow of cargo.

Nowadays, most of the ports in the world are automated, as they need to handle and distribute tons of cargo with a specified business time frame. So, as most of the processes are based on software and servers, cyber crooks can treat such infrastructure as earning zones to mint quick money.

This is where the IBM’s newly developed Cyber Resilience Center could act as an early warning system that will enable tenants and cargo handlers to raise their defense line against cyber attacks proactively.

As the newly developed cyber system has been developed on pre-existing technology of the LA port, it will help improve the information sharing, speed and quantity abilities related to existing IT ecosystem.

Highly placed sources state that IBM developed the CRC after making a $6.8million agreement with the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in December 2020 and will maintain it for the next three years to bolster the cyber preparedness of one of the busiest seaports of America.

With over 25 cargo terminals, 82 container handling cranes and 8 container terminals spread across 113 miles of dock-rail, the Port of Los Angeles also known as ‘America’s Port’ handles over 25% of cargo coming into the United States.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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