The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has started identifying U.S. critical infrastructure that, if compromised, would result in serious consequences for national security. Creating a list of top priority infrastructure is on the agenda of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a congressional committee, but CISA is not waiting on Congress. CISA director Jen Easterly stated “We’re in a state now where a critical infrastructure is much more vulnerable than it should be. And frankly, that’s what I worry about most every day.” Simply labeling an entity as a top priority for protection is just the first step. Easterly hopes CISA will have the support of congress in imposing a mix of both federal benefits and burdens for companies that receive such a label.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased