White House warns companies of growing cyberattack risk
Remember how experts warned us for decades that the U.S. was not prepared for a pandemic? Then COVID-19 hit and … it turned out we were not prepared for a pandemic.
“Same is true for cyber,” said Tatyana Bolton, who researches cybersecurity at the R Street Institute. “Experts have been saying this for years and we’ve got good ideas out there. We just haven’t been able to implement them.”
While big energy and financial firms are better defended than they used to be, Bolton said other critical industries are still vulnerable: “Dams, critical manufacturing, the communications sector, emergency services.”
She said that Russia could take revenge on specific Western companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is providing satellite-based internet to Ukraine. Although if Putin’s playbook is any indication, the target may be less targeted.