Moving forward: Coast Guard cybersecurity initiatives

While Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come to an end, the Coast Guard continues to enhance capabilities to identify and deter cyber risks.

CDTT Network Switch lead Chief Warrant Officer Erick Wilson teaches Information System Technicians Specialists at Engineering Support Detachment (ESD) Baltimore on standard network compliance Sept. 28, 2015. Checking for vulnerabilities, Tiger Teams are inspecting, testing and scanning the security of all web-based interfaces and applications interfacing the Coast Guard unclassified network to bring units into compliance. US Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster/Cyber CAT Public Information Officer

Taking stock of our cyber networks, securing our operational domain

The Coast Guard recognizes the vulnerability of cyber networks and has been tirelessly working to bring Coast Guard units into cyber compliance through physical security space assessments and deploying teams of IT specialists in what is known as Cyber CAT, guided by the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy. The Cyber CAT is moving forward to educate, sustain and make culture changes in cybersecurity.

U.S. Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program logo. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

Sexual assault is a crime, not a punch line

On Wednesday night, Comedy Central aired the season premiere of a show called Workaholics. The show featured a storyline in which a group of characters meant to be Coast Guard recruiters were depicted in a vile hazing incident which included both an illegal criminal act of sexual assault and the involvement of a dog. The show went on to include a scene in which these same characters agreed to take part in a pornographic movie.