Maryland Port Administration Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan


May 30, 2023

Dear Subscriber,


Dear Port of Baltimore Community,


As cyberattacks become more common and a significant threat in our world, we want you to know that the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) is fully committed to following established proactive policies and procedures intended to protect critical computing infrastructure, services, and software that support our valued Port of Baltimore business partners, tenants, and users.  While we continue to invest significant efforts and resources on cybersecurity protection measures, please be aware that cyberattacks may occur at any time.

The MPA Incident Response Plan follows the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-61 revision 2.  These guidelines cover areas including preparation; detection and analysis; containment, eradication, and recovery; and post-incident activities.

In the event of a cybersecurity incident, the MPA will follow current Incident Response procedures to distribute timely and accurate information through safe communication channels. Our website will provide the most current information able to be disseminated.  Our MPA e-broadcast system will email the latest information directly to you as long as it remains online and uncompromised.  If you do not already receive these e-broadcasts, we strongly encourage you to subscribe through our website (   Incident related communications from the MPA will not include web links or attachments and will not request any form of payment nor personal or confidential information.

There is nothing more important than protecting critical information systems and infrastructure from cyberattacks.  We will continue to work closely with you, our valued business partners, on further efforts to strengthen our networks from any type of disruption.