Response to Cyber Concerns Resulting from Current Geopolitical Unrest

Our hearts go out to those directly or indirectly impacted by the current geopolitical turmoil. It’s a time of great uncertainty, anguish, and unrest.  As always, we are here for you.

The conflict has also spilled over into cyberspace, with potential targets including financial institutions and the public sector. As a software security company, it is our mission to secure the software that runs the world. In doing so, we will be on high alert for any unusual activity. We are also committed to supporting you in countering any threats you may face.

During this difficult time, we advise all global organizations to be extra vigilant. In terms of application security recommendations, we suggest:  

  • Run discovery scans to inventory all of the applications in your perimeter 

  • Run dynamic analysis and API scans on all the applications in your perimeter to uncover runtime vulnerabilities 

  •  Actively fix flaws, prioritizing high-severity flaws, in both proprietary and third-party code  

Our basic security hygiene tips include:  

  • Keep all software up to date with the latest patches.

  • Leverage a layered authentication structure, including multifactor authentication (MFA) 

  • Use VPN (Virtual Private Networks) to connect to work environments 

  • Reinforce employee security awareness training, outlining potential tactics that may be used to compromise your network and data 

Useful resources and additional guidance have been published by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency (CISA) in the U.S., and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the U.K.