Tuesday, March 22, 2022

White House Fact Sheet on cybersecurity protections

 On March 21, the White House published “FACT SHEET: Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks” providing guidance on protection against potential Russian cyberattacks in response to sanctions. The White House post was covered by CNN, NBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, and others.

The guidance in the Fact Sheet, specifically the Cybersecurity & infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Shields Up guidance, is well established advice and in line with recommendations in Trusted CI’s Framework and software assurance guidance. Trusted CI encourages members of the NSF community who are considering or are in the process of implementing controls such as those mentioned in the Fact Sheet to have discussions among their leadership team about accelerating deployment of those protections at this time.