As the world pushes for more interconnectivity, cyber security has been at the forefront of the minds of companies and government alike.
As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, these critical systems quickly become outdated, increasing their potential for a cyber attack. It does not take an army to attack a person, company or country; it simply takes the time and malicious intent of some anonymous individuals on the internet.
The Coast Guard Academy’s cyber program, currently in its infancy, is part of a large initiative to grow cyber at the Academy. Rear Adm. James Rendon, the superintendent of the Academy, recently approved the official Academy Cyber Team. Courses are also currently being added every year to complement this cyber growth.