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U.S. Adds More Cybersecurity Rules for Pipelines in Wake of Hack

July 20, 2021, 1:19 PM

The Biden administration on Tuesday imposed new cybersecurity mandates on oil, fuel and natural gas pipelines meant to bolster the critical infrastructure against the kind of computer-based attacks that paralyzed a major U.S. East Coast conduit for gasoline in April.

Under the new requirements, levied by the Transportation Security Administration, operators of specifically designated “critical pipelines” must now implement a suite of steps to defend against ransomware attacks and other known cybersecurity threats, the agency said in a news release.

The mandates build on an initial series of requirements that increased reporting and reviews of pipeline security in the wake ...