The world is a dangerous place.
However, the advent and advancement of the internet have created a whole new space that consequently has become a new world in and of itself: cyberspace.
For the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), it is no different than the other domains in which they already operate. Cyberspace is then an operational domain for the USCG, and they operate within it just as they do at sea, in the air and on land.
Cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs.
As the USCG moves further along in the implementation of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategy through the USCG Cyber Program, this video provides information on the three layers of cyberspace: the physical layer, logical layer and the cyber-persona layer.
As things continue to evolve, focusing on the Coast Guard’s role in cyberspace, generating the service’s first cyberspace operating forces, and modernizing the Coast Guard’s information systems and networks, the service will be stronger and better prepared to tackle this threat head-on.