Agencies Issue Alerts Relating to Russian Cyberthreats

(02-28-22) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued two alerts addressing risks from Russian State-Sponsored cyber threats. NCUA, along with CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency encourage credit unions and their cybersecurity teams nationwide to adopt a heightened state of awareness and to conduct proactive threat hunting.

Additional Information:

NCUA: Current Geopolitical Events Increase Likelihood of Imminent Cyberattacks on Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions, Large and Small, Included in Potential Targets to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure
This joint-agency Cybersecurity Advisory provides an overview of Russian state-sponsored cyber operations; commonly observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs); detection actions; incident response guidance; and mitigations. This overview is intended to help the cybersecurity community reduce the risk presented by these threats.

The CISA Shields Up Technical Guidance webpage
Provides details of ongoing malicious activity and suggests immediate mitigation actions for organizations/IT teams.

The CISA Shields Up General Guidance webpage
General guidance.

02/28/22 Jackson, MS FBI Briefing
The FBI Jackson held a Cyber Security Outreach Briefing webinar to discuss the increased risk of cyber intrusion and steps organizations can take to mitigate their risk.