President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, on Monday, urged private sector partners to harden their cyber defenses immediately.
The President pointed to an evolving intelligence showing the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against America in no time.
Biden, however, pledged that his government will not fail to use every tool to deter, disrupt, and if necessary, respond to any cyberattacks against critical infrastructure
The American leader, in a statement on Monday, acknowledged, “the Federal Government can’t defend against this threat alone,” CNN reports.
“Most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector and critical infrastructure owners and operators must accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors,” the President said.
“The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been actively working with organizations across critical infrastructure to rapidly share information and mitigation guidance to help protect their systems and networks.”
Biden said that right from his first day in office his administration has done well to strengthen the US national cyber defenses.
He said the US congress has supported his administration in the efforts, while calling on the members of Congress to do more in this sense.