US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CREATES CYBERSECURITY HUB: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it’s creating a new cybersecurity hub, called the National Risk Management Center (NRMC), according to TechCrunch. The NRMC will be charged with ensuring that critical infrastructure in the US, including utilities and power systems, banking networks, and the election system infrastructure, are maintained securely in the face of rising interest and attempts by foreign actors to infiltrate them. Hackers acting on behalf of states like Russia have been increasingly active in attempting to infiltrate utilities through a variety of means. The new DHS center will work alongside companies in various targeted industries, such as power companies and financial services institutions, to identify particular risks and take steps to address them. The creation of the new hub will help to ensure that parties are aware of risks and attempted infiltrations across industries and geographies, and can appropriately defend themselves.


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