For Hurricanes and Cybersecurity Attacks, Awareness is Key

For Hurricanes and Cybersecurity Attacks, Awareness is Key

As a Louisiana company, we understand all too well the impact of Hurricanes; our thoughts are with friends and neighbors who are suffering the after-effects of Hurricane Laura.  We thank our emergency responders and front line personnel who are working hard to return life to normal.

As a cybersecurity company, we are also conscious that with the threat of Hurricanes and other significant weather events, also comes the threat and increased likelihood of storm-related phishing attacks.

During times of natural disasters, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting disaster victims and potential donors. Some red flags and tips to be aware of are:

  • Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. 
  • We should all exercise caution in handling any email with a hurricane-related subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks. 
  • We should be wary of social media pleas, texts, or even door-to-door solicitations relating to severe weather events.

Ingalls Information Security understands cybersecurity and the attacker threat.  Since 2010, we’ve been in war rooms and boardrooms, investigating computer networks targeted and attacked by criminals and nation-state sponsored hackers. This experience gives us a powerful edge in preventing and responding to cyberattacks. 

Ingalls helps businesses large and small manage security risks and defend against cyberattacks. If you’d like to learn more, contact us here.  One of our cybersecurity experts will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

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