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FSTED Chooses COP Platform to Fill Gaps in Seaport Emergencies

[ April 18, 2018   //   ]

The Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) has chosen ARES Security Corporation’s Common Operating Picture (COP) platform, CommandBridge, to unite the seaports in the state of Florida with state and local government agencies.

Historically the state of Florida has sustained multiple natural disasters and has identified gaps within the information sharing process during these events.

The FSTED Council has selected CommandBridge to fill these gaps by strengthening the level of maritime domain awareness, cyber resilience, and communications during natural and manmade events. The platform will include an integration with The Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization’s (MPS-ISAO) critical cybersecurity alerts.

The Florida seaports will benefit from the MPS-ISAO’s Cybersecurity Service which advances maritime cyber resilience through the sharing of cyber threat intelligence and coordinated response. The unified solution will be shared with up to 14 Florida ports as well as 10 other state and regional agencies to streamline communications and operations during regional or state-wide events in order to help responders make quick, informed decisions for improved responses.