We Need Threat-Informed Defense in the Federal Contractor Community Now

Source: Homeland Security Today

On October 4, federal authorities released a detailed advisory summarizing a recent cyber intrusion at a U.S. Defense Industrial Base (DIB) organization. The DIB advisory tells us that an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor gained initial access to the organization as early as January 2021 and lurked inside the network undisturbed for approximately 11 months, with the subsequent incident response engagement lasting from November 2021 to January 2022.

This comes as the latest in a series of recent alerts from the government about persistent targeting of DIB companies by Russia and other APT actors, as well as warnings that the federal government does not yet have a consolidated and comprehensive strategy to mitigate risks to the industrial base.

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