July 31, 2020
The NEW Operational Domain – Around the world, the field of cyber is still emerging and being understood.
Less than a decade ago, the Coast Guard realized it needed to grow its cyber capabilities in order to protect not just Coast Guard units, hardware, data, and control and communication systems, but also to protect the greater maritime transportation system. Consequently, Coast Guard Cyber Command, which works in conjunction with U.S. Cyber Command, was established in 2013, and with just 50 people. As the program grew into the Coast Guard’s Office of Cyber Forces, which stood-up in 2017.