Port of Long Beach awarded grant to upgrade cybersecurity

Port of Long Beach awarded grant to upgrade cybersecurity
Photo: The Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded $4,777,500 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to enhance safeguards at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

The funding from the FEMA Port Security Grant Program was announced and will pay to upgrade cybersecurity, increase the number of cameras and sensors around the harbor, and continue the Port’s investment in its fiber and wireless network infrastructure.

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero said:

“Securing the Port requires state-of-the-art technology to monitor activities on land, on the water and below the water. This grant will help us enhance our domain awareness and maintain our readiness to protect the harbor.”

Long Beach Harbor Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal said:

“Trade at the Port of Long Beach supports 2.6 million jobs around the nation, and the Harbor Commission is thankful for this federal funding that helps us ensure the smooth flow of commerce.”