Biden Urges US Businesses to Bolster Cybersecurity Protection

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President Joe Biden warned U.S. businesses of possible cyberattacks from the Russian government in March. His statement suggested business owners should work to reduce vulnerabilities and prevent attacks.

President Addresses Cybersecurity Risks

In his statement, Biden said, “I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia alongside our allies and partners. It’s part of Russia’s playbook. Today, my Administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.”

Biden promised that his administration will continue “to use every tool to deter, disrupt and, if necessary, respond to cyberattacks against critical infrastructure.” Businesses also need to do their part. He then urged “private sector partners to harden your cyber defenses immediately by implementing the best practices we have developed together over the last year.”

Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and

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