On March 21, 2022 President Biden warned that Russia may conduct malicious cyberattacks on U.S. entities in retaliation for U.S. sanctions and support for Ukraine, and called on U.S. companies to “harden your cyber defenses immediately.” This also came on the heels of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA’s) “Shields Up” advisory, warning of malicious cyber activity against the U.S. homeland and the Intelligence Community’s alert warning of Russia targeting cleared defense contractor networks. These heightened cyber threats underscore the importance of the ongoing, substantial efforts to improve the nation’s cyber defenses. Many of those efforts were initiated by a May 12, 2021 Executive Order (EO) issued by President Biden. But the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Congress and the Department of Justice have also taken action over the past year to fortify protection of the U.S. government’s digital assets. Below, we review key cybersecurity developments over the past year that impact companies operating in the aerospace and defense industry. Read more here.
Authored by Michael Mason, Michael Scheimer, Stacy Hadeka, and Rebecca Umhofer.