Maritime Security Colleagues, 

Yesterday RADM Paul Thomas addressed the American Association of Port Authorities regarding physcial & cyber security, and the threat of complacency, as reported in the Coast Guard Maritime Commons. We at Seebald & Associates apprecated RADM Thomas's sentiment that

          "The face of the matter is that regulation can help form a baseline or foundation for a secure port facility - but it can never really provide security. That's your job."

I suggest you read RADM Thomas's remarks. THey convey a keen sense of what we see in the field nationwide practically every day when we conduct facility security training, audits, and assessments. Regulations and agency guidelines establish our standards. Whether it's physical or cyber security, the onus is on each facility and individual to make security work, and in turn our Nation's maritime border more secure.