The Future of the Maritime Industry under a Trump Administration – Part II

Jonathan Waldron, Joan Bondareff, Sean Pribyl, and Kate Belmont

 

 

 

In offering his views on foreign policy and national security, President Trump’s “Put America First” policy proposes to make the interests of the American workforce and national security his top priorities. In a step generally considered to be in direct support of that policy, President Trump has nominated retired Marine Corps General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”). As a career Marine and former head of the United States Southern Command (“SOUTHCOM”), Kelly is tapped to lead an agency primarily responsible for managing U.S. borders, protection of critical infrastructure, enforcing immigration laws, preventing terrorism, and overseeing cybersecurity, among other issues. Kelly appears to be up for the challenge, possessing unique experience in maritime and national security issues, both of which may bode well for the DHS and Coast Guard, as well as U.S. domestic maritime interests.

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Maritime Cybersecurity: Protecting Passengers and Their Private Information in the Maritime Industry

Kate B. Belmont

Cybersecurity has become a critical focus for all industries reliant on information technology (“IT”). Massive data breaches, cyber espionage, and hacking events sponsored by nation states around the globe occur with growing frequency. Continue reading “Maritime Cybersecurity: Protecting Passengers and Their Private Information in the Maritime Industry”