US forms new cybersecurity agency under DHS

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US President Trump signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018 into law. The bill redesignates the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The new agency’s responsibilities will include ensuring cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security, coordinating with federal and non-federal entities, and DHS's responsibilities concerning chemical facility antiterrorism standards. It will consist of the Cybersecurity Division, the Infrastructure Security Division, and the Emergency Communications Division.

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