President Biden Urges Companies to Shore Up Their Security
We’ve discussed the potential dangers of Russian cyberattacks in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent ongoing war. However, we have now heard from the US President on this issue directly.
On Monday, March 21, President Biden warned US companies about the threats of Russian cyberattacks. While the Biden administration has issued similar warnings in the past, Monday’s alert was the first to come from the president himself, highlighting the level of concern surrounding cyberattacks and US cybersecurity.
I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia alongside our allies and partners. It’s part of Russia’s playbook … Today, my Administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.
Harden your cyber defenses immediately.
Deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology Anne Neuberger built upon the President’s statement, stating that Russian officials were targeting US critical infrastructure as targets. Still, Neuberger did not refer to any specific plots or plans by the Russians.
The White House also sent out a fact sheet that explains ways companies and organizations can protect themselves in the face of increased cyberattacks. First on the list, and a frequent piece of advice we give, is to implement multi-factor authentication with your networks and accounts.