New CISA director outlines top 5 priorities for protecting U.S. critical infrastructure
Christopher Krebs, the head of the newly formed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that is part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has outlined 5 priorities for how the agency plans to protect critical infrastructure.
The first priority is to prevent tech firms from hostile countries such as China’s Huawei and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab from accessing critical networks and data. Secondly, Krebs wants to investigate the potential risks involved in the use of foreign VPNs by government personnel. The remaining priorities are improving the security of elections, government networks and industrial control systems (ICS). In general, Krebs also wants to pay more attention to integrating physical security into CISA’s defensive efforts.