Healthcare IT News July 29, 2021
Kat Jercich

A new memo formally establishes the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Initiative and directs federal agencies to develop cybersecurity performance goals for infrastructure.

President Joe Biden released a memo this week aimed at shoring up efforts to protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats.  

The National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems directs federal agencies to develop cybersecurity performance goals for infrastructure and formally establishes the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity initiative.  

“Protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure is a responsibility of the government at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels and of the owners and operators of that infrastructure,” Biden wrote in the memo.  

“The cybersecurity threats posed to the systems that control and...

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