Cybersecurity ALERT: Jan. 18, 2022
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) distributed Tuesday a bulletin with recommended cyber safety measures for critical infrastructure stakeholders as threats loom from abroad.
CISA Insights: "Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Potential Critical Threats" outlines a number of near-term, urgent steps that should be taken to harden systems against cyber threats. The CISA Insights release is a direct follow up to last week's comprehensive communication from top national security officials concerning Russian cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure.
The agency's goal with its Insights publication is to drive immediate action. The release emphasizes actions that most critical infrastructure operators could deploy in the next four weeks.
CISA urges organizations of all sizes to immediately:
- Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion.
- Take steps to quickly detect a potential intrusion.
- Ensure that the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs.
- Maximize the organization's resilience to a destructive cyber incident.
CISA is calling on all organizations to report incidents and anomalous activity to the agency, to a local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office or the FBI's 24/7 CyWatch at (855) 292-3937 or CyWatch@fbi.gov.
For more information, visit CISA's Russia Cyber Threat Overview and Advisories webpage for more information on Russian state-sponsored malicious cyber activity.