Tag Archives: critical infrastructure

Christopher Krebs, Ajit Pai Ask Governors to Support Communications Industry During Pandemic

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Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai have asked governors through a joint letter to provide the communications industry and its workers access to resources as they work to continue to keep citizens connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate U.K., International Security; Kelly Bissell, Nick Taylor Quoted

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, to accelerate growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and across the globe, the company announced on Friday.

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White House Seeks to Strengthen Critical Infrastructure Resilience With Executive Order on PNT Services

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would direct the federal government to help strengthen the resilience of the country’s critical infrastructure by promoting the responsible use of positioning, navigation and timing services.

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NCSC Issues New Strategy to Counter Foreign Intelligence Threats; Bill Evanina Quoted

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center introduced a new strategy that sets five strategic objectives to address foreign intelligence threats. The 2020-2022 National Counterintelligence Strategy seeks to safeguard the country’s critical infrastructure from foreign intelligence entities; reduce threats to U.S. supply chains; counter the exploitation of the U.S. economy; defend U.S. democracy against foreign influence threats; and counter foreign intelligence technical and cyber operations, NCSC said Monday.

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Commerce Dept Issues Proposed Rule to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security

The Department of Commerce has proposed a rule that outlines the procedures the secretary can use to evaluate transactions involving information and communications technology and services and determine whether such transactions pose national security risks to the ICT supply chain, digital economy and critical infrastructure.

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