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Reuters details how a cyberattack exposes lack of required defenses on U.S. pipelines

In an in-depth analysis, Reuters detailed how the shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline by a ransomware attack highlights a systemic vulnerability: pipeline operators have no requirement to implement cyber defenses. The U.S. government has had robust, compulsory cybersecurity protocols for most of the power grid for about 10 years to prevent debilitating hacks by criminals or state actors. But the country’s 2.7 million miles (4.3 million km) of oil, natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines have only voluntary measures, which leaves security up to the individual operators, experts said.

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Topics of Interest: Business & FinanceEnvironment
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Equities
Regions: North America
Win Types: Exclusivity
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Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
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