Modern cyber warfare?
The White House has arranged a series of meetings to discuss the recent breaches of federal agencies. Presidential Policy Directive 41, created during Barak Obama’s time in the oval office, provides a framework to help officials determine how to proceed in the wake of a cyber attack.
Representatives from the FBI, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency are in daily communications with one another regarding the recent series of events. The US cyber response group is also involved in investigating the scope of the breach.
The hackers responsible for the storm of breaches have not yet been identified. No classified information has been accessed, according to initial reports.
Could cyber warfare affect your enterprise?
A recent CNBC survey indicates that the majority of tech executives believe that cyber warfare represents the largest threat to their company or organization. Of those surveyed, 32% stated that creating a national cyber security protocol should be a top priority for the incoming US presidential administration.
Cyber warfare could mean large-scale theft of proprietary information, devastating businesses. And this is a battlefield with no boundaries. Organizations should keep appraised of developments around cyber warfare and backstop perimeter and internal defenses accordingly.
Are we already seeing cyber warfare leveled against organizations?
Last week an organization that evaluates and supervises medicinal products reported an unlawful attempt to access documents related to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
Researchers have also determined that hackers aim to disrupt the coronavirus vaccine cold-storage supply chain. At least one cold storage group has already experienced a significant cyber threat.