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May 25, 2021

Chairman Thompson Statement on New TSA Security Directive for Pipeline Cybersecurity

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on reports the Transportation Security Administration is issuing a security directive for pipeline cybersecurity:   

“While the Colonial Pipeline attack shows there is much more work to be done to protect the nation’s pipelines and other critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, this TSA security directive is a major step in the right direction towards ensuring that pipeline operators are taking cybersecurity seriously and reporting any incidents immediately. While Congress will continue its oversight of TSA’s pipeline security efforts, TSA – with its twenty years of experience – will remain the Federal entity responsible for pipeline security with the authorities to mandate security requirements.”

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