Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense warns that Russia is planning to escalate cyberattacks against Ukrainian and Ukrainian allies’ critical infrastructure. The Directorate says it expects the first attacks to target the energy sector. They also warn that Russia is likely to escalate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against critical infrastructure in Poland and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania).
- If you’re in the energy sector, are you prepared to withstand such an attack? Make sure DDoS, remote access, segmentation, and authentication services are up to the task. Ensure your user awareness training is both current and required- to include annual refreshers. Lastly, ensure media and content validation processes are in place; don’t allow unconstrained introduction into OT environments.
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