In aftermath of a cyberattack shutting down the Colonial Pipeline causing gas shortages up and down the East Coast, President Joe Biden said the solution is to educate people.
When asked what words he had for Americans worried about climbing fuel prices and shortages, Biden said that he thought a better-educated workforce is the answer.
“I’d also point out that, I think what this shows is that I think we have to make a greater investment in education, as it relates to being able to train and graduate more people proficient in cybersecurity,” Biden said. “I think that one of the most important things we have to do to really claim our place as the leading innovator in the world is to have a better-educated workforce.”
A skilled, educated workforce and cybersecurity, Biden claimed, is “part of the long-term answer” because Fortune 500 companies told him that while he was vice president.
“It’s important that we do this and the cybersecurity piece is one I think you’re gonna see where we need significantly larger number of experts in the area of cybersecurity, working for private companies as well as private companies being willing to share data as to what how they’re protecting themselves,” Biden said. “I think that’s part of the long-term answer not just in terms of energy but across the board.”
Biden also touted his administration’s efforts to lift restrictions on fuel transportation.
“In the meantime made it easier for us to have lifted some of the restrictions on the transportation of fuel, as well as access to the United States military providing fuel and with vehicles to get it there were places where it’s badly needed,” Biden said.