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President Says Russia “Exploring” Cyberattacks Against U.S.

On Monday, President Biden warned U.S. companies to be on guard against Russian cyberattacks, citing intelligence as a call to action.

“I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia alongside our allies and partners. It’s part of Russia’s playbook,” Biden said in a statement on Monday. 

 “Today, my Administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.”

If you and your company have not reviewed the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s “Shields Up” warning and webpage, it is important to do that now.   If you are in critical infrastructure, it is important to do it yesterday.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.