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The Relevance of Maritime Cybersecurity

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By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, In Homeland Security

American Military University spoke with Dr. Mark Riccardi, AMU’s Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies, to discuss the recent Maritime Cybersecurity Learning Seminar and Symposium at Rutgers University.

The following podcast highlights some of Dr. Riccardi’s takeaways from the symposium, the importance of cybersecurity and also offers more insights into his expertise on the subject.

About Dr. Mark Riccardi
Maritime cybersecurityDr. Riccardi is the Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies and a full time Associate Professor at American Military University. He recently retired after 21 years of active duty and 24 years of total service in the United States Army and National Guard. Previous military experience includes assignments to Weapons of Mass Destruction units, Light Infantry and Armor Divisions, Airborne Brigades, Division and Corps level Military Intelligence Battalions, USNORTHCOM, and Special Forces units. He has deployments to Japan, Thailand, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Slovenia, and Jordan where he led training programs in various disciplines. He also has a combat deployment to Afghanistan with 19th Special Forces Group.

Dr. Riccardi’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Staten Island, a Master of Education from Colorado State University, a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and a Ph.D. in Education from Colorado State University. His doctoral dissertation presented a study on how community college professors view Total Quality Management in their respective colleges.

Dr. Riccardi has been a featured speaker and trainer at several national and international events focused on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons as well as defense support to civil authorities. His recent engagements were in Germany, Slovenia, Jordan, and the United Kingdom.

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