PREPARE AGAINST RUSSIA CYBER THREAT, BIDEN TELLS US BUSINESS OUTLETS.
Written by awawa on March 22, 2022
President Joe Biden on Monday warned of intelligence pointing to a growing Russian cyber threat and he urged US businesses to “immediately” prepare defenses.
“If you have not already done so, I urge our private sector partners to harden their cyber defenses immediately,” he said in a statement.
Biden cited that evolving intelligence from the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks, including response to Western sanctions over Moscow’s launching of the war in Ukraine.
“It’s part of Russia’s playbook,” he said.
Biden said the government would “continue to use every tool to deter, disrupt, and if necessary, respond to cyberattacks against critical infrastructure.”
However, he underlined that most critical infrastructure in the country is owned and operated by private entities, which cannot be compelled to take specific cyber security measures.