Cybersecurity experts and the FBI are warning Americans that there will likely be an increase in cybersecurity attacks targeting U.S. citizens and companies. This warning follows a slew of sanctions Western nations have placed on Russia following its invasion of and malware attacks against Ukraine.
Tensions have further escalated since the U.S. and allies blocked some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system. Experts warn that ransomware and malware attacks, data wiping and theft, and denial-of-service attacks are among types of attacks that hackers will use as a form of cyberwarfare against the U.S. and its allies.
Cyber experts warn that small- to medium-sized businesses are among the most vulnerable entities, as they typically do not have the cyberattack mitigation plans necessary to prepare for and defend against sophisticated, targeted attacks. The best forms of protection that executives and officials recommend for businesses and individuals alike is to make sure that software and anti-virus systems are up to date, two factor authentication is in place, and a crisis plan has been established. If you’d like to ensure that your organization’s cybersecurity protocols are up to date and secure, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (703) 790-0400.