Biden now wants to toughen up chemical sector’s cybersecurity

The White House is adding the chemical sector to a program launched last year to improve cybersecurity capabilities within America’s critical infrastructure industries.

The addition makes chemical facilities and manufacturers the fourth sector under the Biden Administration’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, which rolled out in July 2021 following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that disrupted oil distribution primarily in the southeastern United States.

Jen Easterly, director of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, suggested at a CISA-hosted Chemical Security Summit in August that the chemical industry was next up for the program.

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Source:  The Register