Looking for regulations to invest in cybersecurity requires a fresh start, keeping in mind that the digital world is developing everyday, while guidelines and rules can not keep up and adapt to a changing environment. The best way to achieve future cybersecurity is scrapping the web of today and start over by baking protections into the new version, according to the top security official at the Maritime Administration, Cameron Naron.
Specifically, as Security Official Naron addressed during the 2019 Sea-Air-Space symposium, a dramatic change to a new web is not possible to happen anytime soon.
Security Official Naron noted
We’re wedded to the current web, [but] it was never designed for cybersecurity. We’re unprepared for what comes next.
Gregg Kendrick, the executive director of the Marine Corps Cyber Command reported that everyone should deal with cyberspace as ‘information for us‘.
On a military and security context, Kendrick stated that we should focus on defending the vulnerabilities and not patch them.
Matthew O’Connor, a Google representative, said that threats and changing actors are an everyday challenge for a cyber giant as Google; Security and privacy is a priority for the company.
Naron noted that MARAD is a very different situation in comparison to Google; the latter hires people well-educated and experts on dealing with cyber threats, on the contrary, in the maritime industry there’s no standardization of training and operating in cyber.
Each company follows its own track, directly following policies entirely contrary to collaboration.
Kevin Tokarski, a top official at MARAD, reported on US Naval Institute News, that he looks at cyber in a different way – not focused on people but the systems.
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