WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security warned of “urgently needed protections” on Tuesday in a new security directive for pipeline owners and operators it said it issued in

July 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security warned of “urgently needed protections” on Tuesday in a new security directive for pipeline owners and operators it said it issued in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems.

The directive requires owners and operators of government-designated critical pipelines that carry hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement the protections, DHS said in a statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; editing by Louise Heavens)

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