NOVA Southeastern University’s Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness is offering a Hazmat and COVID-19 maritime training FREE

Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness is offering a FREE hazmat (hazwoper) awareness (8-hour) and Covid-19 (4-hour) maritime training. These programs are federally funded through grant training offerings that will be beneficial to everyone working in the inland river industry. Nova Southeastern University typically travels directly to the location to train, but…
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Brennan Announces ISO Certification in Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management

LA CROSSE, Wis., October 28, 2020—J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) announces certification in occupational health and safety management, quality management, and environmental management, in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Upon successful completion of certification audits by external auditor and registrar British Standards Institution (BSI), Brennan—an environmental remediation and marine construction contractor—achieved certification…
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CISA: Cyber Essentials Toolkit

Please share this information as an update to the previous cyber essential overall package that was send out earlier this year.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you.   The next Cyber Essentials Toolkit has arrived: Chapter 5: Your Data – Make backups and avoid the loss of information critical to…
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CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide

Good morning Ports & Waterways Valued Stakeholders: Providing below CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide information with link to Guide. CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide   September 30, 2020   WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing a joint Ransomware…
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CISA Releases Telework Essentials Toolkit

Today, CISA released the Telework Essentials Toolkit to support your transition further. The toolkit provides a long-term strategy for business leaders and their IT staff and employees to establish a more permanent telework solution for end users beyond what may have been implemented as a quick fix or temporary solution.   It is more important…
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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Notification

    Today, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED 20-03) directing federal civilian executive branch agencies to apply a Microsoft Windows patch to mitigate significant vulnerability risks, and minimize exposure of associated threats to our federal information systems. CISA is directing federal civilian departments and agencies to…
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Parson signs bill to develop port on Missouri River in Jefferson City

The Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri has been given 116 acres to develop a port on the Missouri River in Jefferson City. In a Tuesday press conference, the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri announced the signage of House Bill 1330 by Governor Mike Parson which gives the port authority 116 acres to develop…
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Alliant Energy Transportation transforms into Travero

Name change and new brand build on over a century of success   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 15, 2020 – Alliant Energy Transportation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation, announced today the company is changing its name to Travero.   The new name connects the company’s resources into one brand and furthers…
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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Notification

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released (TLP:WHITE) Advisory 2020-008: Copy-paste compromises – tactics, techniques and procedures used to target multiple Australian networks. It can be found at: https://www.cyber.gov.au/threats/advisory-2020-008-copy-paste-compromises-tactics-techniques-and-procedures-used-target-multiple-australian-networks.   The actor has shown the capability to quickly leverage public exploit proof-of-concepts to target networks of interest and regularly conducts reconnaissance of target networks looking…
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Happy National Maritime Day!

Happy National Maritime Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IRPT would like to thank every port worker, every terminal worker, all of the Nation’s boat captains, their deck crews, our barge lines, and every American working in the Maritime industry. To each of you, YOU help power our Nation’s economy, YOU contribute to each of your communities overall economic health,…
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