DHS Issues New Cybersecurity Guidelines for Pipelines Following Colonial Attack

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DHS Issues New Cybersecurity Guidelines for Pipelines Following Colonial Attack

Following the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which left thousands of customers in the United States without gas for approximately a week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration issued new cybersecurity rules for pipeline owners and operators.

Colonial has come under fire in recent weeks for how they handled the attack and for admitting they paid the attackers nearly $5 million for tools to repair their systems. The instruments they received in exchange were ineffective, and the federal government was forced to intervene to assist the corporation in resuming operations as gas prices on the East Coast skyrocketed.

To Read More: ZDNet

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