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Publication date: November 29, 2022

Adversaries are ready to strike US infrastructure, warn cybersecurity experts at Northeastern event

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Enemies are situating themselves within the cyber operations of U.S. infrastructure sites with the potential of striking at any time, warned Brandon Wales , executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

“We know sophisticated nation-states are pre-positioning inside of our critical infrastructure to conduct attacks at a time and place of their choosing,” Wales said at a recent Northeastern event. He said such attacks would come with the likely intention of trying to “dissuade us from engaging in geopolitical situations—a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or potentially further aggressive escalation from Russia.”

The ongoing attacks by Russia on Ukrainian infrastructure are essentially revealing the adversary’s playbook, said Wales.

The best way to counteract those efforts is to develop a new security web of U.S. government agencies and private industries to collaborate on cybersecurity—while also encouraging college students to make careers in the field, explained Wales and a panel of experts. […]

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