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Cybersecurity Alert - March 21, 2022

The Cyber and Analytics Unit (CAU) within FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection (NCFC) program is highlighting a statement released today by President Biden regarding possible threats to our nation’s cyber security, urging private sector companies to remain vigilant and harden their cyber defenses "immediately" based on "evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks." The President made the following notable points:

  • Most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector and critical infrastructure owners. Operators must implement best practices, such as those found in this Fact Sheet, to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and ensure resilience of critical services and technologies.
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been actively working with organizations across critical infrastructure to rapidly share information and mitigation guidance to help protect their systems and networks.

For guidance or if you have questions, please contact your assigned Risk Monitoring Analyst or NCFC’s Cyber Security Group (CSG).