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Five Months After Energy Cyberattack, U.S. Pushes Collaboration (1)

July 31, 2018, 5:31 PMUpdated: July 31, 2018, 6:47 PM

With hacking attacks mounting against U.S. energy companies, guarding the sector will be a top priority for a new cybersecurity effort, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said July 31.

Five months after five pipeline operators in the U.S. said their third-party electronic communications systems were shut down by hackers, Nielsen said the new National Risk Management Center will help government and the private sector better coordinate efforts to protect critical infrastructure.

The center will focus initially on energy, finance, and telecom, Nielsen told attendees at a New York conference. The action comes after the energy industry, in particular, faced...

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