DHS announces new cybersecurity regulations for pipelines

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2021
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The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new security regulations for pipeline operators in an effort to bolster their defenses against cyberattacks.

Why it matters: The latest order comes in response to the ransomware operation against Colonial Pipeline in May, which crippled the United States' fuel supply and set off gas shortages across several states.

What they're saying: "The lives and livelihoods of the American people depend on our collective ability to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure from evolving threats," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.

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