There are no specific threats at this time, but the U.S. government is warning all organizations to boost security as a precaution
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. government is warning all organizations, including those in health care, to be extra vigilant against cyber threats due to the war in Ukraine. Russia has launched cyberattacks against Ukraine, and the impacts may stretch beyond the region, especially as the United States implements sanctions against Russia.
Every organization must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity, according to CISA, which also asks that all cyber incidents be reported as soon as possible.
CISA recommends all organizations—regardless of size—adopt a heightened posture when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting their most critical assets. Recognizing that many organizations find it challenging to identify resources for urgent security improvements, CISA has compiled a catalog of free services from government partners, and industry to assist. Recommended actions include:
Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion
Take steps to quickly detect a potential intrusion
Ensure that the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs
Maximize the organization's resilience to a destructive cyber incident
CISA says that by implementing the steps above, all organizations can make near-term progress toward improving cybersecurity and resilience. In addition, while recent cyber incidents have not been attributed to specific actors, CISA urges cybersecurity/IT personnel at every organization to review Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure. CISA also recommends organizations visit StopRansomware.gov, a centralized, whole-of-government webpage providing ransomware resources and alerts.