Feds Heighten Focus on Cybersecurity for U.S. Infrastructure

As part of a daylong “cybersecurity summit” held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 31 in New York City, Vice President Mike Pence stressed in a speech that “America’s digital infrastructure is under constant cyberattack” and that “our digital foes are targeting every facet of our society,” including the nation’s energy and transportation infrastructure.

“Criminal terrorists, foreign adversaries constantly prowling this digital domain represent a threat to this nation,” he said in his prepared remarks. “The federal government alone experiences hundreds of thousands of digital assaults every day. And across the entire country, the number of attacks on our digital infrastructure is impossible to calculate.”

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