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DHS Launches Cyber-Risk Management Center

August 01, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the creation of a new cyber-risk management center intended to protect the nation’s banks, energy companies and other industries from potentially crippling cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, according to agency officials who spoke at the 31 July cybersecurity summit hosted by DHS. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen led a panel discussion comprised of Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Cyber Command and National Security Agency leader Gen. Paul Nakasone, FBI director Christopher Wray, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, AT&T CEO John Donovan and Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning. Hoping to launch the center in 90 days, the DHS has also established a task force that will focus on threats to the industrial supply chain. “It is great to have the DHS take the lead to coordinate public–private partnerships that protect the national critical infrastructure,” said Joseph Kucic, chief security officer at Caviri...