August 5 - Canaveral Port Authority plans to spend USD1.6 million to fund a new cyber-security program.

The grant from the 2014 Port Security Grant Funding will be spent on software that integrates existing security systems and resources into a single uniformed platform, as well as CCTV equipment for new cargo facilities.

"This software provides connectivity of our personnel and current security investments into a single and unified platform," said Port Canaveral ceo John E. Walsh. "It will allow everyone in the operational chain to know what is happening and how to respond, which reduces the risk of human error, improves response, and reduces operating costs."

The system will improve communications among port personnel, as well as synchronise and automate operations related to security cameras, sensors, communications systems, data sources and operating procedures, Walsh added.

"With the March 2015 opening of a new container terminal that we have partnered with GT USA to operate, we are pleased this grant will help us with state-of-the-art technical security as we expand our cargo operations for the growing central Florida market."