Via Fort Worth Report — Security experts are warning businesses large and small to take extra steps to protect information systems from possible cyber attacks in the wake of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
Michael D. Moore, CEO of M3 Networks, a Southlake-based IT services and cybersecurity firm, puts it bluntly.
“Now is the time to be vigilant at your highest level. If a rogue nation is empowering its criminal element to unleash its worst actions on you, you need to be prepared,” he said.
Moore said cyber attacks were the precursor to the actual invasion.
“The Ukraine, before they got hit with bombs, Russia hit it with DDoS (Denial of Service) attacks and malware that crippled their infrastructure and their communications prior to sending the first tank across the border,” he said.
Federal officials are warning of possible cyber attacks by Russian-backed groups against U.S. targets in the wake of the Ukraine invasion with the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency warning organizations to be prepared for cyber attacks.
“Those are the organizations that should be hypervigilant because those are areas where the U.S. has imposed sanctions against Russia,” he said. Other organizations should also be on high alert, he added.
“Now is the time to take stock of your computer security position,” he said. “Defense is your best plan, but you also should know how to recover if you do come under attack.”
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