Opinion: Protecting our infrastructure demands a critical public-private partnership

With the signing of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now moving out quickly on this important reorganization and rebranding of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate. The new federal agency will benefit from an increased budget and more authority in imposing its directives. This reorganization has positive implications for our growing cybersecurity challenges, but also for the 16 identified sectors of our critical infrastructure, which includes energy, healthcare, financial services and transportation, all of which need to be defended from internal and external threats.