Russian cyberattacks are a threat. But so is Americans’ fear of shortages
Reports of Russian cyberattacks against our national infrastructure have sounded the alarm and called for increased vigilance in the public and private sectors of the United States. Given that the United States and its allies have imposed significant economic sanctions on Russia for its attack on Ukraine, Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks are likely; they can be considered an effective form of retaliation.
National infrastructure, including our nation’s power grid, food supply chain, water supply systems, financial system, and government agencies, have all been the target of cyberattacks for years.