Amid wave of US private sector hacks, feds face pressure to aid businesses on cybersecurity response

Storage tanks at a Colonial Pipeline Inc facility in Avenel, New Jersey, US. In May, after the Colonial Pipeline hack that temporarily shut down fuel supplies to the East Coast, Biden ordered a review of ransomware threats. — Bloomberg

WASHINGTON: Brad Mihlfried’s employer, Butler County-based Xper Inc, has long supplied the US military and its prime contractors with transparent armour for tactical vehicles. “Some people call it bulletproof glass,” he said, but “we always say that nothing’s bulletproof”.

Mihlfried, the company’s director of information technology, has been racing to cultivate a different kind of armour amid a wave of cyberattacks that have stolen customer data, compromised government systems and disrupted gasoline supplies and grocery store meat aisles.

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