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U.S. Launches Cyber ‘Sprints’ in the Wake of Nation-State Hacks

  • Homeland Security chief announces security initiatives
  • Administration’s cybersecurity priorities reflect recent hacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is undertaking a series of “sprints” to enhance American cybersecurity in the wake of major attacks.

“I am announcing today a series of 60-day sprints, each focused on the most important and most urgent priorities needed to achieve our goals,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at a virtual event on Wednesday. The initiatives will focus on fighting ransomware, improving the resilience of industrial control systems, protecting transportation and election security and furthering international capacity building.