— U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, yesterday participated in a hearing on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in physical infrastructure.


LACK OF CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: “Is there any cybersecurity training that goes along in obtaining those [water operator] licenses? So there’s a gap right there…is there every any training that goes along with licensures?”

CYBERSECURITY CHAIN OF COMMAND: “If you were to see there is a cyberattack occurring…who do you go to first? Do you go to [the Department of] Homeland Security? Do you go to your state? Is there a response that’s laid out for you to be able to react to something like that?”  

WORKING WITH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES: “Obviously we’ve got a lot of big internet companies that gather a lot of data…I was just wondering if there are any ideas on the table to partner with some of these private technology entities to be able to meet the challenges not just on prevention but also on the detection and other areas of cybersecurity?”


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