Message from Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency in Light of Tensions with Russia

February 15, 2022

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) occasionally sends information of a broad transportation industry concern that IAM forwards for your use.  The below message was provided to NDTA members for their consideration due to the mounting tensions with Russia.  The cisa.gov/shields-up link referenced in the article below, provides a good cyber security reminder during the Ukraine/Russia situation. It says in part:

 

Every organization in the United States is at risk from cyber threats that can disrupt essential services and potentially result in impacts to public safety. Over the past year, cyber incidents have impacted many companies, non-profits, and other organizations, large and small, across multiple sectors of the economy.

 

Notably, the Russian government has used cyber as a key component of their force projection over the last decade, including previously in Ukraine in the 2015 timeframe. The Russian government understands that disabling or destroying critical infrastructure—including power and communications—can augment pressure on a country’s government, military and population and accelerate their acceding to Russian objectives.

 

Read the information at the cisa website and the reminders from NDTA below:

 

NDTA Members,
 
Due to increasing geopolitical tensions, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a “Shields Up” advisory (www.cisa.gov/shields-up).   The Defense Industrial Base is one of 16 official United States critical infrastructure sectors.  Like the other critical infrastructure sectors’ leaders, we’re reaching out to encourage you to do three things.
 
1. Heed the advisory. 

2. Report Cyber Incidents.  DFARS 252.204-7012 stipulates a contractor’s requirement to rapidly report cyber incidents impacting Covered Defense Information (CDI) and/or the ability to perform operationally critical support within 72 hours of discovery to https://dibnet.dod.mil.  For questions or more information, contact DCISE (DC3.DCISE@us.af.mil or call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-877-838-2174). 

3.  Get Assistance and Partner.  These three organizations can assist you.

  • DoD Cyber Crime Center’s (DC3) DoD- Defense Industrial Base Collaboration Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) – www.dc3.mil; DC3.DCISE@us.af.mil; 24/7 Hotline – 1-877-838-2174
  • National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center (CCC) – https://www.nsa.gov/About/Cybersecurity-Collaboration-Center
  • National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) – ND-ISAC is the official ISAC for the DIB Critical Infrastructure Sector recognized by DoD and DHS.  The ND-ISAC is a private sector self-organized and self-governing entity; it is a trusted partner providing exceptional technical solutions and support to its members.  Please email Info@NDISAC.org to contact the team or see ND-ISAC’s public facing website at www.ndisac.org.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration.