In a statement from the White House, President Biden urged American businesses, especially in critical infrastructure, to “harden your cyber defenses immediately” based on “evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.” The FBI reportedly followed with a warning to the energy sector of scanning from Russia-based IP addresses.
US Government agencies have been preparing the way for a potential Russian attack in recent months with advice on enhancing cyber risk posture and resiliency -- see the CISA/FBI/NSA alert Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure.
But beyond suggesting patching for the most urgent vulnerabilities, government lists of recommended best practices can’t give specific guidance for an organization on prioritizing mitigations to meet threats from Russia vs. the other day-to-day demands of cybersecurity.
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