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CISA Mulls Cybersecurity Partnership With NSA; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Jeff Brody
Christopher Krebs

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Christopher Krebs wants to expand his collaboration with Anne Neuberger, head of the National Security Agency’s cybersecurity directorate, to defend U.S. critical infrastructure from potential attacks, Fifth Domain reported Saturday.

“How can I provide the NSA and the cybersecurity division the guidance and requirements set where they can turn around and help me?” Krebs said at the Billington Cybersecurity conference held last week.

NSA expects its newly established directorate to reach initial operating capability on Oct. 1 to specifically help protect the defense industrial base. Krebs and Neuberger collaborated during her leadership of NSA’s Russia Small Group, a task force the agency formed last year to counter foreign interference in U.S. elections.

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