Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Tech Anne Neuberger said at @CFR_org that the Biden administration will launch an effort to secure control systems across the country "because of the significant consequences if they fail, or if they're degraded"
Neuberger: "We picked control systems because those are the systems that control water systems, power systems, chemical systems across the US, and we're seeking to have visibility on those networks to detect anomalous cyber behavior and block anomalous cyber behavior." (cont'd)
Neuberger: "Today we cannot trust those systems, because we don't have visibility into those systems, and we need the visibility of those systems because of the significant consequences if they fail, or if they're degraded."
Of the forthcoming/long-awaited cyber EO, Neuberger said it would out in the "coming weeks" and be crafted to A) "add visibility" and B) set "particular standards" for software that is highest risk + require specific security practices
On adversaries exploiting legal "blind spots" by using US infrastructure for attacks, Neuberger said US would use existing authorities "to the max" + think about "refined" public-private info sharing + "augment" requirements for private sector to find & evict malicious activity

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.@SecBlinken said the Biden-Harris administration was "exploring options" to share more resources - including vaccines - to combat COVID-19 in other countries, and that he was appointing a new official to oversee the global effort.
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A few things:

The classified version of this assessment was completed and given to USG stakeholders on January 7, 2021; it draws from information made available to the IC during the Trump administration
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“Many foreign actors have a preference for who wins the election, which they express through..overt and private statements; covert influence efforts are rarer”
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+ RUSSIA: "We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate... Biden... Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy"
+ IRAN: "We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country..."

These assessments "represent the most current, accurate, and objective election threat information the IC has to offer in an unclassified setting"
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