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CISA Holidays and Weekends Security Reminder for Critical Infrastructure- Introduction

On November 22, 2021, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a notice titled, “Reminder for Critical Infrastructure to Stay Vigilant Against Threats During Holidays and Weekend.”

Over a number of posts to follow, IP Probe Blog will take a dive into the links made available in the notice that provide more specific information.

The CISA reminder initially highlights a few fundamentals out of the gate:

  • Identify IT security employees for weekends and holidays who would be available to surge during these times in the event of an incident or ransomware attack. 
  • Implement multi-factor authentication for remote access and administrative accounts.
  • Mandate strong passwords and ensure they are not reused across multiple accounts. 
  • If you use remote desktop protocol (RDP) or any other potentially risky service, ensure it is secure and monitored. 
  • Remind employees not to click on suspicious links, and conduct exercises to raise awareness.

*In our next post, we will review CISA’s recommended, “Best Practices and Mitigations” during the Holiday Season and weekends.

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Ron Alvarez is an IP investigations and protection consultant and writer in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron has since coordinated the private investigation of international fraud and money laundering cases, as well as IP-related investigations and research involving the four pillars of IP: copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has written a number of articles for various investigative publications, as well as published "The World of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Investigations" in November 2021.

2 comments on “CISA Holidays and Weekends Security Reminder for Critical Infrastructure- Introduction

  1. THOMAS MANLEY

    THANK YOU RONALD
    Vigilance is so important
    On My ship the USS Boxer LPH-4 ‘The Captain’s standing order
    always include the words ” The price of safety is eternal vigilance”
    In this matter the price of Security is the same
    Sincerely
    Tom Manley FBI Special Agent- Retired

  2. Pingback: CISA & FBI – Holiday Cyber Security Tips – IP PROBE – Blog

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