Cybersecurity cyber CISA Officials Warns of Cyber-Physical Threat Convergence

As physical and cybersecurity threats converge to create multi-faceted challenges, organizations need to better plan for security and address all threat vectors, said Brian Harrell, assistant director for infrastructure security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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