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HILL TECH & CYBER BRIEFING: Pipeline Cybersecurity Hits Divide

June 8, 2021, 10:11 AM

Concerns about cybersecurity jurisdiction over critical infrastructure pose a potential hurdle for congressional efforts to set stronger oversight after recent hacks against Colonial Pipeline and JBS, with lawmakers set to delve into one of the breaches in hearings this week.

At least five congressional committees oversee similar pipeline cybersecurity issues at departments including Homeland Security and Energy, leading to tensions and delays in the effort to advance unified cybersecurity legislation that requires the sign-off of the various panels.

Congress and the federal agencies need a unified effort to legislate and head off cyberattacks facing the public and private sectors, according ...

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