Risk of Russian Cyber Attacks – Need for Extra Vigilance with focus on Cyber Resilience

As warnings of an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine makes headlines, it also poses major cyber risk to U.S. and western nations with possibility of nation state sponsored attacks on the critical infrastructure. The joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—authored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA)— has published an advisory on understanding and mitigating Russian State sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure.

In fact, the only thing that remains consistent is the uncertainty as to what will happen and how it may affect the rest of the world as collateral damage in cyberwarfare is unpredictable. Its super important and critical to stay vigilant and test the cyber resilience in wake of these threats.

Potential risks/threats to organizations and security areas requiring attention

Organizations should also consider following short team and near term action items:

While CSA has already published the guideline to stay vigilant:

 Immediately: (next 24-48 hours)

 Near-term: (as soon as practical as these are continuous life-cycle items)

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