Healthcare Info Security quotes Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey on the potential impact of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown and what it would mean for DHS cybersecurity initiatives:

Jason Healey, a cybersecurity expert at the think tank The Atlantic Council, says he doubts the failure to fund DHS cybersecurity initiatives would create significant risk to either government or critical private networks. “That seems like it’s a lamentable thing that they can’t continue [funding], but it doesn’t worry me too much,” he says, adding that other federal agencies work to help safeguard government networks and critical IT systems in the private sector, including the FBI.

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