New system for seaport, shipping security

Truckers that serve the nation's 301 seaports may encounter a new "risk assessment" software system being developed jointly by security companies SeaSecure LLC and RiskWatch Inc. The two firms are developing a maritime risk assessment software tool to measure and improve seaport and shipping security called RiskWatch Seaport & Shipping Antiterrorism Risk. It is designed to assess the physical, personnel,

Truckers that serve the nation's 301 seaports may encounter a new "risk assessment" software system being developed jointly by security companies SeaSecure LLC and RiskWatch Inc.

The two firms are developing a maritime risk assessment software tool to measure and improve seaport and shipping security called RiskWatch Seaport & Shipping Antiterrorism Risk. It is designed to assess the physical, personnel, and information security programs at U.S. and international seaports, as well as within the shipping industry for both carriers and cruise lines.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based SeaSecure and Annapolis, MD-based RiskWatch said seaports are potentially one of the most vulnerable areas of homeland security, which is why their software system is designed to benchmark information about security and provide instant snapshots on how seaports are complying with security guidelines.

It will enable maritime facilities to conduct regular, frequent security assessments quickly and cost effectively, accounting for physical, environmental or policy driven changes that may affect risk levels, including freight access by trucking companies and other firms.

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