Staying Cyber Safe during the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Josh Jaffe
December 22, 2023

Companies around the world are increasingly looking to enhance their cybersecurity readiness given the conflict in Ukraine. There are growing fears that entities aligned with Russia will use cyberattacks to strike western targets in retaliation for the broad condemnation of Russia’s aggression and the sanctions which followed. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recently launched a “Shields Up” awareness campaign sharing guidance on how organizations of all sizes can take protective measures against potential cyberattacks.

In particular, they recommend that organizations:

Now is an especially important time to check your organization's cyber hygiene (CISA’s Cyber Hygiene Guide) and take steps to prepare for potentially damaging ransomware attacks (CISA’s Ransomware Guide). Leveraging the power of our community of experts, preparing in advance, and maintaining vigilance is critically important in times like these.