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The US Finally Has a Defense Agency Devoted to Cybersecurity


In July, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed a very scary rumor: hackers working for the Russian government had hacked the U.S. power grid, gaining a level of access at which they could have cut off power to U.S. citizens.

Clearly, U.S. infrastructure simply isn’t effectively protected against cyberattacks — but that could change thanks to newly-signed legislation.

Security Signing

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018, thereby establishing the first agency devoted to defending U.S. infrastructure from both cyber and physical attacks.


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