Bill Drexel, editor of Infrastructure
Kevin Jones, a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Kevin is author of Fall 2019 Infrastructure article on why the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act is a powerful tool to help infrastructure companies manage cyber risks.
They discuss a powerful resource available to help manage these risks — the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, or SAFETY Act. Recent events demonstrate that critical infrastructure systems are prime targets for malicious actors seeking to use cyber and physical vulnerabilities to conduct potentially high-impact attacks or large-scale theft. Owners and operators of critical infrastructure face potentially substantial consequences in connection with cyber and physical security incidents. These concerns have been increased with the recent pandemic, which has required an increased reliance upon remote work activities that greatly expand cyber vulnerabilities.