Coast Guard updating cyber planning and committing to industry best practices for maritime trusted computing

Aug. 23, 2021
The Coast Guard is a law-enforcement entity and an armed service, and cannot meet its objectives or missions without a robust cyber capability.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard officials updated their service's cyber strategic plans, committing to use best practices to thwart threats and weave cyber planning into its traditional mission preparation. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

23 Aug. 2021 -- The new cyber strategic outlook is the Coast Guard’s response to rapid changes in cyber security in recent years, including an uptick in destabilizing events and evolving security technology and practices.

Coast Guard leaders say they will make its defensive abilities known in cyberspace to help secure the maritime transportation system, a vast commerce network that comprises more than 25,000 miles of water serving 361 ports. Malicious actors have sought to disrupt commerce through cyberspace, leading to billions in losses in recent years.

The trusted computing document notes that the Coast Guard, which has unique authorities as a law enforcement entity as well as an armed service, cannot meet its strategic objectives or missions without a robust cyber capability.

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John Keller, chief editor
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