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CISA Seeks Congress-Approved Authority to Directly Contact Cyber-Vulnerable Firms

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Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency requests for authority to directly communicate with cyber-vulnerable commercial companies, Cyberscoop reported Wednesday. CISA seeks to eliminate the need for third party entities in contacting industry firms. The effort aims to accelerate the communication process.

The agency possesses internet protocol address information of vulnerable companies, but does not have the authority to access their contact information from service providers. The authority request’s potential approval would urge internet service providers to grant DHS the needed contact details.

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