Originally published on February 25, 2022
With the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, the FBI, CISA, and NSA are encouraging businesses to increase their organization’s cybersecurity to combat potential cyberwarfare. Cyberwarfare is a real and present danger to businesses and healthcare practices of all sizes. Your organization can take proactive measures to increase its protection from potential cyberattacks.
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, and NSA encourage the community—especially critical infrastructure network defenders—to adopt a heightened state of awareness and to conduct proactive threat hunting. Additionally, CISA, the FBI, and NSA strongly urge organizations to implement the recommendations listed below. These mitigations will help improve their functional resilience by reducing the risk of compromise or severe business degradation.
One important step you can take to protect your cybersecurity is to create a cyber incident response plan. This document will help you respond quickly and effectively to a cybersecurity incident. It will also help minimize the damage caused by the incident.
Next, develop and implement best practices for identity and access management. This will help ensure that only authorized users have access to your data. You should also use strong passwords and two-factor authentication to protect your accounts.
The last important step is to educate your employees about cybersecurity. They should know how to spot potential threats and what to do if they encounter a cybersecurity incident. To stay up-to-date on this topic or other threat notifications, subscribe to CISA’s mailing list and news feeds.
CISA, FBI, and NSA will continue to work together to protect critical infrastructure from cybersecurity threats. We recommend all organizations to review CISA Insights: Preparing for and Mitigating Cyber Threats for more information.
Cybersecurity is an important issue that all businesses and healthcare practices need to be aware of. By following best practices for cybersecurity, you can make your organization less vulnerable to exploitation by hackers or hostile governments. Implementing these measures will help ensure the safety of your data and customers.
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