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National Cyber Director Urges Private Sector Collaboration to Counter Nation-State Cyber Threat

The Biden administration is exploring plans to hold manufacturers accountable for poor security while also working to harmonize regulations, the official said.

National Cyber Director Harry Coker this week reiterated prior warnings that hackers linked to the People’s Republic of China are actively working to gain access to critical infrastructure in the U.S. to potentially launch malicious attacks.

Coker, in his first major speech in Washington since he was confirmed in December, said the state-linked threat actors aimed to disrupt — or possibly destroy — the ability to provide critical services as a distraction linked to military activity.

“In the early stages of an armed conflict, they want to disrupt our military’s ability to mobilize, and to impact the systems that allow us to thrive in our increasingly digital world,” Coker said Wednesday at the Information Technology Industry Council’s Intersect Tech Policy Summit. “Their intentions drive home a point so many of us have known for years: In cyberspace, the private sector and the American people themselves are on the front lines.”

Read the rest of the story at CIODIVE, here.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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