The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a “Shields Up” Alert for every organization in the United States. The Shields Up Alert states that, as a result of the Russian government’s use of cyber as a key component of asserting pressure on a country’s government, military and population, “[e]very organization in the United States is at risk from cyber threats that can disrupt essential services and potentially result in impacts to public safety.” The Shields Up Alert sets forth specific recommended actions for organizations to take, regardless of size, to:
- Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion,
- Quickly detect a potential intrusion,
- Ensure the organization is prepared to respond to an intrusion, and
- Maximize the the organization’s resilence to a destructive cyber incident.
Read the full Shields Up Alert here.