Senator and bipartisan colleagues urged the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to support private and state institutions in defending cyber vulnerabilities against Russian threats
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and a bipartisan group of colleagues urged the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to help private, state, and local institutions shore up their cyber vulnerabilities against Russian threats.
“We implore you to act without delay in providing the necessary resources and working with our private, state, and local institutions to prevent our critical infrastructure, systems, and institutions from being compromised by nefarious attempts to respond to justified sanctions. We must act now, with increased haste, before we find ourselves under a major retaliatory cyber offensive that causes extreme disruption in the lives of everyday Americans,” wrote Sinema and her bipartisan group of colleagues.
Sinema’s bipartisan letter notes the vulnerability of public and private infrastructure relating to potential cyber attacks by Russia. Following international sanctions against Russia in response to Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war in sovereign Ukraine, Sinema and her colleagues raise concerns of Russia retaliating against the United States through cyber attacks.
As Sinema and her colleagues underscore in their letter, cyber threats are growing faster than private and state partners are able to adapt. Those stakeholders, need robust federal support and information to absorb and rebuff offensive cyber operations by foreign adversaries.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s bipartisan letter.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s statement on Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war against sovereign Ukraine.