continue reading » President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling for reviews of the federal government’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities and directing adoption of specific security practices.The order also directs each agency to use the National Institutes for Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework to manage cybersecurity risk and to provide a risk management report to the Secretary of Homeland Security and director of the Office of Management and Budget within 90 days documenting risk mitigation choices made.CUNA generally supports the use of the framework as a tool for credit unions but is concerned that mandatory use by federal agencies could eventually lead to making it a mandatory standard for financial institutions. It should not create additional requirements, nor should it apply a one-size-fits-all approach for credit unions to demonstrate readiness. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Image courtesy of AIDA CruisesCarnival Corporation, AIDA Cruises’ parent company, said the second LNG-powered ferry, the AIDAperla arrived in Barcelona. The vessel, delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in April, will be christened in Palma de Mallorca at the end of this month.AIDAperla will dock 31 times in the port of Barcelona where it will be supplied with liquefied natural gas (LNG).AIDAprima, the company’s first vessel in the LNG-powered series has already been provided with LNG in all five ports of her Northern Europe cruises since May 2016. AIDAperla will be the second cruise ship that will be able to produce onboard power from LNG while docked.However, the requirement for this is the availability of LNG in the respective port, and AIDA Cruises is also discussing this issue with other Mediterranean ports.Carnival Group is investing a total of around €30 million ($33.5 million) in a cruise terminal in Barcelona, which has an area of some 12,500 m² and is specifically geared to the operation of the next generation of ships that are entirely powered with LNG. The first ship of this generation, AIDAnova, will be commissioned in fall 2018.