Lawmakers Criticize Colonial Pipeline for Weak Cybersecurity (1)

June 9, 2021, 7:19 PM

U.S. lawmakers criticized Colonial Pipeline Co.’s cybersecurity practices as the company’s chief executive officer faced his second day of questioning on Capitol Hill.

“If your pipeline provides fuel to 45% of the East Coast, why are you only hardening systems after an attack? Why wasn’t it done beforehand,” said Representative John Katko, a Republican from New York and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, which held Wednesday’s hearing on lessons learned from the attack.

A ransomware attack early last month forced Colonial to shut down, raising gas prices and causing fuel shortages across the East ...

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