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Critical Infrastructure Policy: Information Sharing and Disclosure Requirements After the Colonial Pipeline Attack [May 24, 2021]   [open pdf - 566KB]

From the Document: "The ransomware [hyperlink] attack against the Colonial Pipeline Company spurred panic buying and fuel shortages along the Eastern Seaboard. Although the attack [hyperlink] did not target pipeline control systems, it forced the temporary suspension of fuel shipments via a major pipeline network, according to a company statement [hyperlink]. The Biden Administration announced Executive Order (E.O.) 14028 (the EO), 'Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity' [hyperlink] on May 12, 2021, framing it as a response to the pipeline incident and other recent cyberattacks. While the EO creates requirements that apply to federal agencies and government contractors, the Administration hopes that these actions will have a secondary effect [hyperlink] of improving cybersecurity among critical infrastructure companies."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11683
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2021-05-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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