President Joe Biden gave another warning of a Russian cyberattack on critical infrastructure in the United States.
“The magnitude of Russia’s cyber capacity is fairly consequential, and it’s coming,” Biden said at a business roundtable meeting on Monday.
This is especially so because this meathead of a president bragged that he gave Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure entities he told the Russian president were “off limits.” That was a shaking my head moment when I heard about it. Why would he do such a thing?
Those 16 entities make up chemical, commercial facilities, communications, dams, defense, emergency, energy, food, government, health care, IT, manufacturing, financial services, nuclear, transportation, and water.
“The federal government is doing its part to get ready,” Biden added and asked the private sector to respond accordingly. He also suggested that it would be their “patriotic duty” to invest as much as they could to improve their technological defenses.
It was Biden’s patriotic duty to not give the enemy aid and comfort by handing over a list of critical infrastructures, but that ship has sailed.
The warning was based on preliminary activities spotted by US intelligence that could precede a cyberattack.
“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,” said Biden in a statement.
Biden has done nothing but make things worse for the American people. Not only has he crushed our energy capabilities and our economy, but he’s now making us susceptible to cyberattacks.
“It’s part of Russia’s playbook,” he added. “Today, my administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.”
The Biden administration urged companies to make sure their cybersecurity is up to date as a precaution.
Anne Neuberger, White House deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, told reporters at a news briefing that the Biden administration was prepared to retaliate to a cyberattack from Russia.
“As the president has said, the United States is not seeking confrontation with Russia, but he has also said if Russia conducts disruptive cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, we will be prepared to respond,” Neuberger claimed.
Biden also said Putin might lash out in a cyberattack because the invasion into Ukraine isn’t going according to plans.
“The more his back is against the wall, the greater the severity of the tactics he may employ,” Biden said.
A problem could arise if China gets involved to support Putin as he and Xi Jinping made an agreement to support each other with “no limits.” Our cybersecurity experts have admitted that China is ahead of us in this area. Let’s hope the administration knows
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