How US tackles cyber threats

How US tackles cyber threats

In an initiative that perhaps the shipping industry can learn from, the United States Marine Corps launched a couple of years ago the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group (MCCYWG), a hacking support unit which now supports the US Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace (MARFORCYBER) established in 2010.

The move follows the launch of other hacking units and implementation of new cyber doctrine in recent years, according to data provided by the latest newsletter of Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign.

It also matches the movements of Russia and China which have entire branches of their military dedicated to cyber attacks. MCCYWG provides staff, training, and equips Marine hacker teams for their offensive and defensive operations.

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