In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 5, 2016

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share news items covering terrorism, pipelines, and cybersecurity from the U.S. and abroad, including items on pipeline infrastructure in the United States, the latest cybersecurity policy guidance from the U.S. Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, a Moroccan program to prevent terrorist threats against infrastructure, and a biometric security system called GoVerifyID.


With Dakota Denial, Outlook for U.S. Pipelines Turns Murky

Liz Hampton of Reuters provides coverage to reactions from the energy industry to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline and the repercussions the denial could have for confidence in other pipeline projects.

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Statement by the President on the Report of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Late last week, the White House released a report from the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The 100-page report contains 16 distinct recommendations under six broad policy imperatives. More information can be found in the President’s official statement, linked above and below.

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DGSN to Launch Program to Secure Critical Infrastructure

Youseff Igrouane of Morocco World News reports on the Moroccan Directorate of National Security’s plan to launch a security program to protect critical infrastructure from terrorist threats.

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Biometrics Ensure Security

R. Colin Johnson of EE Times examines GoVerifyID, a biometric security system utilized by the Transportation Security Administration that could replace the use of passwords.

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