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.