President Joe Biden warned Americans on Monday that Russia will likely attempt cyberattacks against the nation, and the nation must be prepared for it.
Biden shared the comments during a Business Roundtable’s CEO meeting on Monday.
Biden predicts worsening behavior from Putin, including cyberattacks on the U.S., as the Russian leader finds his back against the wall. https://t.co/hCJzQ78jtg
— Jim Antle (@jimantle) March 21, 2022
“Putin’s back is against the wall. … The more his back is against the wall, the greater severity of the tactics he may employ,” Biden said.
President Joe Biden is urging U.S. companies to make sure their digital doors are locked tight because of “evolving intelligence” that Russia is considering launching cyberattacks against critical infrastructure targets as the war in Ukraine continues. https://t.co/Vq7OgTf0qT
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) March 22, 2022
The warning followed a statement earlier on Monday warning against cyberattacks.
“My administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks,” he said in a statement.
“We need everyone to do their part to meet one of the defining threats of our time — your vigilance and urgency today can prevent or mitigate attacks tomorrow,” he added.
The warnings paint a dire picture of what could happen to the nation in the near future as the battle in Ukraine impacts Americans at home.