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June 14, 2021

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Senate Homeland hearing raises questions over jurisdictional issues in response to Colonial attack

By Sara Friedman / June 8, 2021

Senate Homeland Security Committee members expressed concerns over Colonial Pipeline’s decision not to reach out directly to CISA after being hit by a ransomware attack, and emphasized the cyber agency’s central role in protecting critical infrastructure during a hearing today with Colonial CEO Joseph Blount.

“This attack demonstrates the gaps in information sharing between organizations and the federal government,” Senate Homeland Security ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) said at the hearing.

Portman reflected on a hearing last month where...


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