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2 Years After Colonial Pipeline, US Critical Infrastructure Still Not Ready for Ransomware

05
May
2023
2 Years After Colonial Pipeline, US Critical Infrastructure Still Not Ready for Ransomware

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As the second anniversary of the massive ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline nears, experts warn that efforts to thwart the potentially debilitating threat to US critical infrastructure have not been enough.

The cyberattack on its IT infrastructure forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down its entire operations for the first time ever, triggering a fuel shortage and price hikes that prompted four US states along the East Coast to declare a state of emergency. The incident immediately elevated ransomware to a national security level threat and galvanized concerted action from the Executive Branch down.

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