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DHS Warns of Imminent Nation State Cyberthreats

DHS Warns of Imminent Nation State Cyberthreats


Due to the ongoing degradation in Ukrainian and Russian relations, today, intelligence agencies from major NATO member nations have issued a warning against imminent nation state cyber threats from Russia. For example, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a warning of an 'imminent cyber threat' against both American companies and government agencies. We are writing to assure you that Contrast continues to monitor the global landscape with regard to increased cyberattacks. 

A national security source disclosed to Fox News that Russia 'may soon launch attacks against critical U.S infrastructure" after the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) put out a statement last week saying that every organization within the United States is 'at risk from cyber threats'.

CISA stated "[e]very organization in the United States is at risk from cyber threats that can disrupt essential services and potentially result in impacts to public safety".

What Contrast is doing

Our internal security teams are actively monitoring this situation, and are strengthening any security controls, monitoring, and alerting that makes sense pertaining to this nation state threat. 

What you can do

If you are seeing suspicious activity or would like to use Contrast to strengthen the defenses around your critical applications, please visit this page

David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

David is an experienced application security professional with over 20 years in cybersecurity. In addition to serving as the chief information security officer, David leads the Contrast Labs team that is focused on analyzing threat intelligence to help enterprise clients develop more proactive approaches to their application security programs. Throughout his career, David has worked within multiple disciplines in the security field—from application development, to network architecture design and support, to IT security and consulting, to security training, to application security. Over the past decade, David has specialized in all things related to mobile applications and securing them. He has worked with many clients across industry sectors, including financial, government, automobile, healthcare, and retail. David is an active participant in numerous bug bounty programs.