Critical Infrastructure Security, Threat Management

US seeks to bolster cyber regulations for three critical infrastructure sectors

The Biden administration is looking to coordinate with the healthcare, water, and communications industries for new regulations that would strengthen their cybersecurity posture amid increased cyber threats against U.S. critical infrastructure, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would collaborate with hospitals in implementing cybersecurity guidelines aimed at improving device and healthcare security, said White House Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger at a Washington Post Live event. Neuberger added that current regulations seeking the inclusion of cybersecurity in water infrastructure safety and security would be evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency, while the Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil a public notice regarding potential cybersecurity rules that may be imposed for emergency public warning systems. The notice comes after several emergency alert system changes were proposed by FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel following the identification of security flaws in such systems in August.

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