From The Hill:
In the wake of the recent cyber attack on OPM, one component of DHS has stood out as a leader in cybersecurity, but it is not NPPD. Instead, it is the U.S. Coast Guard, which under the leadership of the Commandant Admiral Paul F. Zukunft released a complex cyber strategy outlining a framework for combatting cyber threats facing our maritime transportation system and infrastructure. Admiral Zukunft recognized a critical need to defend cyberspace and faced it head on by installing a new cyber command within the Coast Guard staffed by 70 program pioneers. The cyber command will head the Coast Guard’s efforts and weave cyber security into its overall mission and operations. This ability to quickly evolve as the world changes is nothing new to the Coast Guard. It has protected mariners for centuries, but over time has added has drug interdiction and counterterrorism to its tireless efforts.