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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cybersecurity + Resources for Businesses

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Webinar

February 28, 2022

As the conflict in the Ukraine grows, the Greater Des Moines Partnership aims to share resources with Investors and Members on how to protect critical infrastructure in the possibility of a cyberattack.

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to help reduce the risk associated with these new threats.

CISA Resources

During this time, it’s important to stay informed about risky activity in order to mitigate threats that could compromise your business. Have you created a cyber incident response plan? What best practices are you following to ensure your organization isn’t compromised? Are you aware of the most recent security threats and receiving notifications on any new threats?

If you’re in the Region 7 area (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska) and are interested in finding ways to improve your organization’s cybersecurity, take part in an upcoming webinar to hear about CISA resources and connect with local, state and federal partners to share best practices. The “Geopolitical Tension and Increasing Critical Infrastructure Cyber Awareness” events will be held on the following dates from 9 – 10 a.m. Sign up at the links below:

For the most up-to-date information regarding Russian cyber threat activity, visit cisa.gov/uscert/russia. Or learn more using the resources below:

Even more information and Region 7 CISA resources can be found here.

Additionally, see the following statement from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark in response to the Russia’s actions:

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a serious breach of international law, a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, and an affront to our steadfast belief in a world where democratic countries, following the rule of law and the free enterprise system, can be free and prosper. The business community will continue to support the Administration, Congress and our allies to ensure a swift and meaningful response to Russia’s aggression.”

Read more Chamber of Commerce news at DSMpartnership.com/blog.

Andrea Woodard

Andrea Woodard is the Director of Regional Community Integration at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.