Proceedings Magazine – October 2018 Vol. 144/10/1,388

By Lieutenant Commander Lee Stenson, U.S. Coast Guard

Since 1790, the Coast Guard has been on the frontline protecting the United States and its resources domestically and abroad from all threats and hazards that affect the maritime domain. In the 21st century, the threat vectors have expanded beyond fighting the war on terrorism, protecting marine fisheries, interdicting narco-traffickers and illegal migrants, prevention operations, and saving lives in peril on the high seas. Continual improvements in computer technology, specifically decryption (“hacking”) software, has invoked a new threat that requires the Coast Guard to add maritime cyber security to its mission set considering 90 percent of the goods used by Americans are transported by sea.  Read More…

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