Government Has a New Cybersecurity Agency. Here’s What that Means for You.

Look out, America. There’s a new agency in town. Last November, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was established as a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency evolved out of DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), but became its own agency when President Trump signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act last fall.

Why does america need a cybersecurity agency?

As agency representatives explained on Monday at an event held by the National Security Institute (NSI) and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), “CISA’s enduring mission is to lead the nation’s efforts to understand and manage risk to our critical infrastructure.”

For those of us in the security field, the need for such an agency is self-evident.  The biggest threats against America have largely shifted from terrorism to

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