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National Cyber Director: All Infrastructure Bill projects should be ‘cyber aware’

“With $1.3 trillion of investments to infrastructure projects on tap in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis today emphasized the importance of making sure each of those projects is made secure from a cyber perspective…

‘You’ve just seen that the U.S. government has allocated $1.3 trillion to the improvement of infrastructure broadly across the United States,’ Inglis said. ‘A lot of that looks like that’s aimed at physical infrastructure and to be sure it is going to have a physical manifestation, but, at the end of the day, we need to make sure that every one of those dollars is cyber aware.’

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act set aside $2 billion for cyber activities, but Inglis said that even projects not specifically linked to cybersecurity need to be cyber resilient…” Read the full article here.

Source: NCD Inglis: All Infrastructure Bill Projects Should be ‘Cyber Aware’ – By Lamar Johnson, May 17, 2022. MeriTalk.

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