Tensions with Russia trigger CISA critical infrastructure warning | Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in conjunction with the FBI and NSA, issued a cybersecurity advisory on January 22, 2022 to warn organizations, especially critical infrastructure operators, to be on high alert. heightened that Russian state-sponsored cyber operations could once again use tensions with the United States to attack American businesses.
The Notice, titled Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats Against US Critical Infrastructure, outlines various steps organizations can take to prepare, improve their cyber posture, and increase organizational vigilance against Russian-sponsored attacks.
The Notice states:
CISA, the FBI, and the NSA encourage the cybersecurity community, especially defenders of critical infrastructure networks, to adopt a heightened state of awareness and conduct proactive threat hunting, as discussed in the Detection section. Additionally, CISA, the FBI, and the NSA urge network defenders to implement the recommendations listed and detailed in the Mitigation section. These mitigations will help organizations improve their functional resiliency by reducing the risk of compromise or severe business degradation.
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