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June 24, 2019

Thompson Statement on CISA Alert Regarding Iranian Cyber Threats

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warning of increased malicious cyber activity from Iran: 

“This weekend, Director Krebs issued an alert putting critical infrastructure owners and operators on notice that they need to remain vigilant in defending their networks as Iran increases its use of cyber exploits. I echo that warning, and I urge CISA to assess whether it has the capacity to meet the increased demand for its services that this alert is likely to spur. Defending government networks and private sector industries will require that the full resources of the Federal government are brought to bear to complement private sector efforts. I am committed to working with CISA to ensure that it is in the position to carry out its important mission.”

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