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US Coast Guard Addresses Maritime Cybersecurity Issues

The United States Coast Guard fielded questions from maritime security experts and officials Thursday during a Maritime Cybersecurity Standards Public Meeting held at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Captain Andrew Tucci, of the US Coast Guard’s Office of Port & Facility Compliance opened and closed the 3-hour proceedings that featured a list of high-ranking officials from various sectors including the military, cybersecurity and other security fields.

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place affected by high-tech hackers in today’s cyber world. The maritime industry is centuries old, but that doesn’t make it immune to the risks posed by cyber-attacks. Criminals have the means to take over a ship, change container numbers, or even close a major port—and the Coast Guard is employing a proactive approach to the problem.

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