Tag: critical infrastructure

Biden Admin Unveils Counter-UAS National Action Plan

The Biden administration has released what it called the “first whole-of-government plan” to address domestic threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones.” According to a White House fact sheet, UAS have become a regular feature of American life over the last decade. They’re used for recreation, research, and commerce. But the […]

Latest Cybersecurity Threats Underscore Need for Diligence

Organizations must continue to be proactive in cybersecurity due to the increased threat activity occurring worldwide. Between the most recent Okta breach to the Russian threats, organizations and individuals should be on the offense when securing their technology environment. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a Shields Up alert to warn American […]

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A Call to Arms: Biden Warns U.S. Businesses to Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

Citing “evolving intelligence,” President Joe Biden has urged U.S. businesses to prepare for possible Russian cyberattacks and outlined security actions organizations should take immediately. “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 […]

Federal Legislation Requires Critical Infrastructure Groups to Report Cyberattacks

Newly passed legislation will require owners and operators of U.S. critical infrastructure to report when they get hacked or make a ransomware payment. Hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer,” the legal provision aims to support the federal government’s ongoing efforts to crack down on cyberattacks. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-MI, and Rob Portman, R-OH—Chairman and […]

CISA, FBI Issue Cybersecurity Advisory Amid Russian Attack on Ukraine

While there are no specific or credible cyberthreats to the U.S. homeland as of press time, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned that Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which has involved cyberattacks on Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations, may impact organizations both within and beyond the region, particularly in the wake of […]

CISA Launches New Catalog of Free Cybersecurity Resources

The  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched the “Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools” webpage intended to be a one-stop resource where organizations of all sizes can find free public- and private-sector resources to reduce their cybersecurity risk. The agency noted the newly published catalog is a starting point; going forward, CISA will incorporate other free services into the catalog.   The initial list includes services and tools from CISA, […]

DHS Outlines Top Threats in Latest National Terrorism Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the fifth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the previous bulletin that expired Feb. 8, 2022. “DHS remains committed to proactively sharing timely information and intelligence about the […]