White House concerned about Cyber Attacks on Chemical Sector

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Biden administration seems to be extremely worried about the ongoing cyber attacks on the chemical sector and so has taken an initiative to improve the security posture of businesses operating in the said field for a period of next 100 days.

Therefore, the government of the United States has issued an emergency funding to bolster security systems of all the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operating in electricity generation and supply, water utility distribution and railway industries.

The 100-day sprint initiative will involve info sharing and coordination among federal government and private sector, identify high-risk chemical firms and see that their control systems handling hazardous material are on power regarding technologies and tools that help mitigate sophisticated attacks in the current cyber landscape.

With the tension gripping with Russia, the White House seems to be in no mood to take any chances if at all the former starts indulging in cyberwarfare. For this reason, it wants to strengthen the IT infrastructure of firms dealing with fertilizers, disinfectants, personal care products, and power sources.

NOTE 1- In September 2022, United States law enforcement agencies gained a tip-off from international intelligence that Putin is interested in winning his war with Ukraine at any cost and is also involved in punishing nations that are working to support Volodymyr Zelensky led nation. There is a high probability that Kremlin will use Nuclear Power on supporting nations, if the war consequences don’t turn in favor in coming 3-weeks. There is also a high possibility that he might take charge of industrial systems operating in companies serving chemical sector, just to trigger a chemical war, if/when necessary.

NOTE 2- For this reason, the Biden-Harris administration is taking proactive measures against the existing cyber threats to keep the American populace 100% safe.

 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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