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Small Business Cybersecurity Concerns Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis

One week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare cyber “Shields Up” warning. The CISA said there are no specific or credible cyber threats to the U.S. homeland at this time. However, it also goes on to say, “Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity.” The “Shields Up” warning is directed towards the U.S. private sector, and the deployment is partly based on Russia’s denial-of-service attack on Ukraine by its military. There is no denying the cyber threat is very real, however, will it affect and target small businesses in any way? Even though your small business may not be threatened directly, the public and private organizations it relies on to stay operational might. And this is where the term collateral damage comes to play. If these organizations are attacked and/or undermined by extension, your small business will suffer. Beyond Russia, there are cyber-criminal organizations that have stated their full support of the Russian government.

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