The vulnerability of the critical maritime sector to cyber attack along with a threat landscape “markedly more complex than ever before, posing novel threats to our national security and economic strength and stability” underscore the need to apply tested risk management principles to guarding the cyber domain, according to the service’s newly updated Cyber Strategic Outlook.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategy issued in 2015 “established cyberspace as a new operational domain for the U.S. Coast Guard,” noted Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz, and the new outlook “reaffirms that foundation and that we will bring the same ethos, proven doctrine and operational concepts, and over 230 years of experience to bear on our operations in and through cyberspace.”

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