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White House Committee Issues Recommendations to Address Domestic Infrastructure Abuse
A draft report from the White House National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee calls on the U.S. government to develop strategies to prevent foreign adversaries from abusing domestic infrastructure.
The report, which the NSTAC recently approved, recommended directing the Office of the National Cyber Director to develop a strategy that will establish a long-term, multifaceted approach to combat threats to telecommunications, transportation, energy and other critical infrastructures.
According to the document, there are existing initiatives to mitigate ADI but a strategic, coordinated approach is needed to unify the efforts, Nextgov/FCW reported.
The NSTAC also stated that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the Department of State should work on another strategy to share intelligence with international partners on the abuse of virtual resources, encourage joint operations, provide feedback to infrastructure providers and facilitate collective defense.
Other recommended actions include having CISA work with the private sector and the Department of Justice to propose updates to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, 2025.
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