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After pipeline attack, former DHS cyber leader says ‘stop with the half measures’; security pros urge action in infrastructure bill

By Charlie Mitchell / May 11, 2021

Former DHS cybersecurity chief Phil Reitinger says the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack comes after more than two decades of incidents and warnings about critical-infrastructure vulnerabilities, and underscores the urgency around supporting good cybersecurity practices at firms of all sizes.

“Let me be clear, this is not a wake-up call. It is the result of repeatedly hitting the snooze button for a quarter century,” Reitinger, head of the Global Cyber Alliance, said in a Monday blog post.

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