CISA Warns Shields Up Russia Origin Cyber Attack
The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an unusual warning that businesses must be prepared for Russian-originating cyber attacks. In its warning, the agency warns that companies of all sizes must be prepared to deal with disruptive cyber activity.
As per CISA guidelines, You should take steps to reduce the possibility of damage, detect cyber attacks, prepare your company for an attack, and ensure resilience by testing backup procedures and implementing manual controls.
“In the wake of continued denial of service and destructive malware attacks affecting Ukraine and other countries in the region, we are working very closely with our Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) and international computer emergency readiness team (CERT) partners to understand and rapidly share information on these ongoing malicious cyber activities,” the CISA statement says.
“There are several steps businesses can take to defend themselves against these potential cyberattacks,” Schachner said. “Businesses can look out for updates about the latest threats and cyberattacks from trusted sources such as government agencies. If businesses are well-informed about the latest occurrences in the cybersecurity space, they will be better equipped to detect, prevent, and mitigate cyberattacks.”
In addition, “businesses can adopt cybersecurity best practices such as updating their software, using multi-factor authentication, and backing up their data,” Schachner explained. “They can also educate their employees about business-wide cyber defense plans and cybersecurity best practices so that employees are adequately informed about how to best protect business computer systems.”
To comply with this policy, all businesses must ensure their cloud providers enable all protective services, even if this costs more. If your organization doesn’t require a constant internet connection, disconnect entirely when it’s not necessary, such as on weekends and nights when the office is closed.
According to CISA’s statement, businesses should take advantage of the free cyber Hygiene services provided by the agency, such as vulnerability scanning and remote penetration testing. Additionally, CISA can help you determine your staff’s level of security awareness and their preparedness to recognise phishing attacks.
Previously, Ukraine’s information security center reported that a cyber attack shut down its Defence Ministry Website And Banks