Biden Signs Memo to Defend Industrial Controls From Hackers (1)
By Kartikay Mehrotra and Sophia Cai
July 28, 2021, 2:19 PM
The Biden administration on Wednesday will release a national security memorandum aimed at improving voluntary cybersecurity standards for companies that provide critical services.
The memorandum directs the Department of Homeland Security and the Treasury Department to create baseline cybersecurity goals for all critical infrastructure sectors. It also establishes an Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative, a partnership between the federal government and companies that run industrial control systems.
The idea for the initiative is to provide those essential sectors with new tools and technology to defend against cyberattacks.
Such a partnership was informally started as a pilot program for the electricity ...