The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued an alert urging organizations to increase their vigilance in the wake of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The alert warns that cyber threats from Russian state-sponsored actors are likely to increase and that organizations should take steps to protect their systems and data.
The alert notes that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors have a history of using cyber attacks as a tool of geopolitical aggression. The invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was no exception, as Russian cyber actors targeted Ukrainian government and military organizations with a range of cyber attacks.
CISA’s alert serves as a reminder that the threat of state-sponsored cyber attacks is real and that organizations need to take steps to protect themselves. By implementing best practices for cyber security readiness, organizations can reduce their risk of cyber attacks and minimize the impact of any attacks that do occur.