Bill Would Prioritize Security for Key US Critical Infrastructure

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House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) has introduced the Securing Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure Act, which would direct CISA to identify digital infrastructure that – if attacked – would severely debilitate national security, economic security, or public safety. Under the bill, CISA would be charged with monitoring and detecting cybersecurity risks to these operations. Part of Katko’s goal is to identify which of the 16 sectors currently labeled as “critical infrastructure” are truly essential.

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