As the situation between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate, governments worldwide are worried the situation could spill over into other countries, becoming an all-out cyberwar.
CISA, NCSC and other security advisory are urging UK organisations to bolster their cyber security resilience in response to reports of an increase in malicious cyber incidents in recent days. In particular, businesses have been asked to watch out for targetted ransomware attacks.
Businesses are strongly advised to adopt a heightened state of awareness and ensure staff are aware of what to do in the event of an incident. In addition, we encourage you to review your existing security protocols and, where appropriate, implement additional measures to ensure you remain protected. In particular, eacs recommends that businesses consider implementing the following actions, if they are not in place already:
eacs also strongly recommends that you implement regular network vulnerabilities scans looking at your internal-facing network if you do not currently conduct this activity. If you are unsure how to implement this or require eacs to assist you, please speak to your Service Delivery Manager or Client Manager.
eacs will continue to monitor the latest intelligence provided by NCSC, CISA and other advisories regarding potential exploitation vectors that Russian state sponsored threat actors may utilise. If you have any questions or are concerned in any way, please get in touch with your Service Delivery Manager or Client Manager, who will be happy to advise you.
To read more from the NCSC, please see their latest press release here.