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DHS Moves to Defend Infrastructure Across Sectors

October 04, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

With the kickoff of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been actively focused on cybersecurity this week. The department is continuing its efforts to enhance cybersecurity across the nation’s critical infrastructure, which Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen emphasized in her talk at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit on October 2, 2018. In advocating for The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act, Nielsen said, “We are responsible for federal efforts when it comes to both protecting critical infrastructure, working with the owner-operators in private sector, and protecting all those civilian dot govs. To do that, we have to have both a name that indicates that is what we do, and we have to be able to streamline the organization so that we can become more operational.”