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Adversaries are ready to strike US infrastructure, warn cybersecurity experts at Northeastern event

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience event

Enemies are situating themselves within the cyber operations of U.S. infrastructure sites with the potential of striking at any time, warned Brandon Wales, executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

“We know sophisticated nation-states are pre-positioning inside of our critical infrastructure to conduct attacks at a time and place of their choosing,” Wales said at a recent Northeastern event. He said such attacks would come with the likely intention of trying to “dissuade us from engaging in geopolitical situations—a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or potentially further aggressive escalation from Russia.”

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