Science and Technology Directorate Feature Article

S&T Hackathon Addresses Emerging Threats to Critical Infrastructure

In late March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning that critical U.S. infrastructure sectors might be at risk of cyberattacks by Russian actors. Threats against our critical infrastructure aren’t new—physical threats and natural disasters have challenged our critical infrastructure and their support systems time and time again. However, the rapid development of new information and communication technologies, and their inevitable integration into our critical infrastructure, brings with it the possibility of digital attacks and other new challenges that we must be ready to face.

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