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Helming response efforts during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has led the Federal Emergency Management Agency to further study the security and efficiency of the supply chain during disasters and better integrate the private sector into providing initial response needs, Administrator Deanne Criswell said.

“We learned so much through the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical and often fragile nature of our supply chain and where we depend on things, and we were able to put in some new methodologies working really closely with the private sector to make sure that we were meeting the needs of first responders,” Criswell told the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, adding that it was also the first time “that we really faced a resource shortage at this level.”

Read more: HSToday

Over the last two years, ransomware has been, without a doubt, the hottest topic in cybersecurity discussions in both the cybersecurity community and the general population. Major attacks like the one on SolarWinds and against Colonial Pipeline have dominated headlines — and for good reasons. Ransomware attacks are growing in frequency, complexity and sophistication while also becoming less expensive to execute. In no way am I downplaying the urgency to protect our infrastructures against them. Yet lurking in the shadows, there is another cybersecurity threat that has not received the same attention in the media: insider threats.

Read more: Security Mag