Brian specializes in vessel/port cyber and physical security and has teamed with industry, Coast Guard partners, and other government agencies to implement cyber security requirements recommended in Coast Guard and NIST publications. With over 19 years of professional experience in intelligence, MTSA security, marine safety, and cyber security fields, his areas of expertise include compliance with existing regulations outlined in 33 CFR (Subchapter H), authoring cyber security policies, emergency management, and contingency planning. As an intelligence professional in the US Coast Guard, he has worked in various intelligence disciplines allowing him to leverage this experience as an effective facility and vessel cyber security assessor. Additionally, he previously served as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) at a MTSA-regulated facility for four years allowing him to combine both physical and cyber security standards into daily security practices.

From 2002-2015, he served in the active component of the United States Coast Guard as a port security specialist and an intelligence analyst. During his tenure, he conducted hundreds of port facility and vessel security assessments, provided cyber intelligence analysis to tactical commanders, and served on deployed assets as a signals intelligence analyst.

He is credentialed as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) and other various emergency management roles. Mr. Shajari serves on the Southeast Texas Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) as the cyber security subcommittee chairman, an advisor to the Lamar University Port Management graduate school, and is a recognized cyber security subject matter expert in the maritime industry throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Lamar University and a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security from American Military University.