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CISA Warns “Every Organization” in U.S. to Assess + Respond to Cyber Risks

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued another warning to “every organization” in the U.S. about cybersecurity risks during the ongoing escalation of tension between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine.

According to the CISA Insights publication entitled “Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Potential Critical Threats,” “public and private entities in Ukraine have suffered a series of malicious cyber incidents, including website defacement and private sector reports of potentially destructive malware on their systems that could result in severe harm to critical functions.” CISA notes that destructive malware similar to NotPetya and WannaCry ransomware have been identified that could “cause significant widespread damage to critical infrastructure.”

CISA urges that “all organizations, regardless of sector or size, should immediately implement the steps outlined below.”

Those steps include specific items to “reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion… quickly detect a potential intrusion…ensure that the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs…and maximize the organization’s resilience to a destructive cyber incident.”

The continued warnings from CISA are concerning and worth heeding.

 

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 27
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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