January 17, 2019

TSA Pipeline Cybersecurity Road Map: Key Points

Norma M. Krayem

Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy and Regulatory Chair and Senior Policy Advisor Norma Krayem wrote an article for Law360 which details the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) cybersecurity road map in relation to the pipeline sector. The pipeline sector has several regulators such as, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), yet no agency has taken over the responsibility of its cybersecurity.

The pipeline sector has been defined as one of the nation's critical functions and as such the TSA has stepped in as the lead agency to evaluate and implement new cybersecurity measures. As the second article in a series on the new TSA cybersecurity road map, Ms. Krayem examines the TSA's plans to upgrade its cybersecurity measures in the pipeline sector. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has also recently rolled out a cybersecurity strategy it hopes will deter malicious cyber activity that targets U.S. critical infrastructure such as the pipelines.

The pipelines sector is a combination of energy and transportation which makes it a crucial aspect of our economic and national security.

READ: TSA Pipeline Cybersecurity Road Map: Key Points (Subscription Required)

Related Insights