The Biden administration and Congress are steeling for cyberwarfare from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine and warning businesses to prepare for potential attacks.
Why it matters: Russia’s invasion was coupled with cyberattacks on Ukraine. American officials fear cyber-conflict could escalate if Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the U.S. is responsible for retaliation.
- Wednesday, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told Axios he’s worried that Russian cyber-assaults on Ukraine could spill over to neighboring NATO allies.
The big picture: The U.S. created the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in 2018 to protect critical infrastructure from cyber-threats.
- It will play a key role in this crisis, along with other arms of the Department of Homeland Security.
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