Threat Source newsletter (March 17, 2022) — Channelling productive worry to help Ukraine

By Jon Munshaw. 

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Threat Source newsletter. Cisco Talos continues to be heads-down working on the current Ukraine situation. This is incredibly difficult for everyone across the globe, especially for those directly affected. But that doesn’t mean those of us who are looking from the outside-in aren’t still feeling emotional effects. 

As the Beers with Talos crew talked about in their newest episode this week, it’s a tough time for our researchers and everyone in the security community and beyond. Of course, the people of Ukraine who are seeing the worst of this — some of our Ukrainian-based employees have even opted to join the military there to defend their country. It is incredibly noble and moving to see.  

This conflict can still take a mental toll on everyone who is involved and watching from the outside. Folks at Cisco and Talos are working unreal hours to help defend Ukrainian networks and keep critical infrastructure there online. Following the news is stressful for everyone, and it can sometimes be overwhelming, so it’s important to take a break from the news and social media every once and a while to recharge.  

This can sometimes come across as “burying your

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