There is a danger that the conflict in Ukraine will spill over to US cyberspace. According to the latest data, there is an increased probability of Russian government-backed groups attacking targets in the US.
The main goal is acquiring much-needed funds in a sanctions-burdened country. Therefore, the experts recommend improving cybersecurity and following basic cyber hygiene rules.
High Gas Prices May Not Be the Only Effect of the Ukrainian War, DHS Warns
The Russian invasion might have long-reaching consequences well beyond Ukraine, and the rising gas costs could be just the beginning. Citizens and businesses should be on high alert for cyberattacks from Russia, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The cybersecurity specialists from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York say that people should take precautions. For example, they should ensure their software is up to date and has the latest patches.
Those working in the crucial sectors, such as finance, utility, or energy industries, are among the most susceptible and are high-probability targets of a cyberattack.
Cybersecurity Experts Agree — Cyber Hygiene Is Important
Ersin Uzun, executive director of the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at R.I.T, believes that everyone should be aware and prepared. The institute experts have already seen increased threats from hackers and state-backed actors.
Dashlane, a cybersecurity company, also recommends increasing security. Some of the basic rules for good cyber hygiene are: setting up multi-factor authentication, getting a password manager and anti-virus software, using VPN, etc.