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Another Biden Folly; Cybersecurity

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022
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This week President Biden stated that there is ‘evolving intelligence’ suggesting the Russian government is preparing cyberattacks aimed at our critical infrastructure. This is not new nor surprising as experts believe Russia is behind scores of cyberattacks against the United States for the past 25 years. Every president has stumbled when attempting to address the issue until President Donald Trump established the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in 2018.

But typical of a bloated bureaucracy, only now as Russia continues to press its war against Ukraine and we target them with our economic response is our government scrambling to convey the seriousness of the issue to American businesses and enterprises.

The president said in part due to the war on Ukraine, “This is a critical moment to accelerate our work to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience. I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia alongside our allies and partners…”

‘Could’ is misleading. ‘Have been’ is more accurate. And it’s not just Russia. We know China and North Korea have been involved in hacking attacks on the American government and business. How the Biden administration is handling this long-term problem is as they’ve handled every other issue, like deer in the headlights.

What we do know is in December 2020, Russia was behind a massive hacking into multiple governmental agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and multitudes of other businesses. The New York Times reported, “The scope of a hacking engineered by one of Russia’s premier intelligence agencies became clearer on Monday… the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and parts of the Pentagon — had been compromised. Investigators were struggling to determine the extent to which the military, intelligence community, and nuclear laboratories were affected by the highly sophisticated attack. It was evident that the Treasury and Commerce Departments, the first agencies reported to be breached, were only part of a far larger operation whose sophistication stunned even experts who have been following a quarter-century of Russian hacks on the Pentagon and American civilian agencies.”

In February of 2021, the new “National Cyber Director” promptly told everyone it would take “several months at least” for a probe into that shocking breach to be complete.

Then just a few months later, in April 2021, a ransomware attack on networks of the Colonial Pipeline Co was unleashed, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States provoking the shutdown of the entire system leading to panic and gas shortages along the East Coast. “It was the first time Colonial had shut down the entirety of its gasoline pipeline system in its 57-year history, [their CEO] said. ‘We had no choice at that point,’ he said. ‘It was absolutely the right thing to do. At that time, we had no idea who was attacking us or what their motives were,’” reported Bloomberg. Colonial ended up paying $4.4 million to the hackers, much of which the federal government says it was able to recover.

One month later, in May 2021, a ransomware attack on JBS Foods was launched; one of the biggest meat processing plants in the world shut down plants in the United States and Australia. They reportedly paid the hackers $11 million to regain access to their computer system.

It is now believed both cyberattacks were Russia’s doing. Sources involved in the cyber security industry who have knowledge of the breaches told me it’s possible these attacks served, in part, as test runs for a more comprehensive cyber-attack on the United States.

Joe Biden’s response to the Colonial and JBS attacks was to tell Vladimir Putin that ‘certain’ critical infrastructure was “off-limits” to cyberattack. He even gave the Russians a list of what not to touch. The equivalent would be revealing to Bonnie and Clyde which banks hold all the money and then insisting to the murderous gang that those special banks were “off-limits.” Because we say so.

This only works if you can trust the ‘goodwill’ of your adversary. Considering what Russia had already done to us, and now the president’s current warning that the Russians are coming again for our critical systems in the midst of the war against Ukraine, it sounds like Putin isn’t taking Biden any more seriously than anyone else.

How unserious is Biden about Russia? As the president tells us to be ready for a Russian cyberattack on our country, and the United States has officially declared Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine, we are still having the Russians represent us during the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. This is inexplicable and makes absolutely no sense if you are genuinely concerned about our national security. Does the Biden regime actually believe war criminals are negotiating a deal with a declared terrorist nation that will be in our best interests?

The Biden administration speaks as though they expect a cyberattack on our critical infrastructure will not only be attempted but will be successful. These sectors include dams, energy (think the grid), food and agriculture, nuclear reactors, water, financial services, communications, chemical, emergency services, and more. Clearly, every cyber threat to our infrastructure must be handled as an existential priority. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen that materialize.

In the meantime, as with the southern border and the Afghanistan debacle, the Biden gang keeps reminding us that our national security is a concern for them— specifically how quickly the tall poppy of the United States can be cut down to size.

Contacting your local, state, and federal representatives can make a difference in focusing them on this issue. Knowing you remain informed and concerned will remind them of these matters. We’ve learned during the past decade that we can no longer sit by and trust politicians to do the right thing without being held to account. November can’t come soon enough.

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Smitty 550
Smitty 550
2 years ago

If he tries to shut down the financial system, there WILL be one helluva revolution….er…..
“civil disobedience.” I can’t say what I really think, because I fear being arrested by the FBI, ATF or other government Gestapo agency for being accused as a “domestic terrorist.” I have never been arrested in my life, and have always paid my taxes and obeyed all laws, yet I am now afraid of my own government over which I have little or no control.

Barb
Barb
2 years ago

And take over our bank accounts to try to reduce Joey’s trillions already spent….

Ertis Crumpler
Ertis Crumpler
2 years ago

Not even a ruler. More like a marshmellow.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Just like the Biden administration telling the American public for nearly a year ahead of time that Putin was planning to invade Ukraine, the administration did NOTHING! Nothing to try and dissuade Putin via either sanctions or starting a process to cut off Russia from the world’s finance system to limit his ability to wage war. Biden did NOTHING but say “It looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine” in a few empty speeches before heading out for an afternoon ice cream cone.

Even as Putin massed more and more troops, with each passing week for almost a year, all along the border with Ukraine and the President of Ukraine pleaded and begged for heavy weapons to defend itself, the Biden administration did NOTHING! Instead, as soon as Russian forces crossed the Ukrainian border, the only response from Team Biden was to offer President Zelinskyy a plane ride out of his own country. If he wanted to abandon the Ukrainian people to the tender mercies of the Russian army, which he did NOT want to do. That is the first response the POTUS could think of as a show of support for the people of Ukraine. To offer the leader of the nation the option to cut and run and leave the people to fend for themselves. No doubt because that is exactly what Biden would do, if the United States came under attack from a foreign adversary.

Now Biden is warning us repeatedly that Russian cyber-attacks are on the way. Rather than being proactive and ordering our cyber defense teams into action to scan for unusual activity and then counterstrike the second the Russians do anything, we get NOTHING! Instead of ordering the various government intel agencies to share whatever credible intel they have with the operators of the country’s electrical, water and other major infrastructure, so they can take specific steps to eliminate the threat themselves or at least mitigate any potential damage, we get NOTHING! It seems we are all expected to stand around with our thumbs up our ***** and just wait for massive damage to be inflicted on the country.

This is what passes as “leadership” by Team Biden and the Democrats and the American people just keep shrugging their collective shoulders and tolerating it. Go figure. I guess one can’t expect a different response when most of the country has become compliant sheep. Nothing seems to be too much to take in the way of one man-made crisis after another. All of which were completely preventable. I just have to wonder which country Biden and company will fly off to on Air Force One when the lights, water and everything else here gets turned off here. That’s my rant for the day.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

CONVENE THE CONVENTION of STATES to END THIS INSANITY.
DICTATOR Beijing biden is setting us up for ANNIHILATION. His ‘Great Reset for NEW WORLD ORDER.’
OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Buck Biden and the Mule (Dumbocrat symbol) that he rode in on! And no thanks to the “grate” state of Del-unaware for keeping his dishonest plagiaristic, lying, stealing, and dishonest career going.

Nancy Arnett
Nancy Arnett
2 years ago

I have said it before and will say it again and again and again. Joe and his cronies are a “clear and present danger” to our national security as well to the survival of our nation.More action from Republican leadership, as well as moderate Democrats, is essential. Prayer would also be excellent.

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

What should be abundantly clear by now, whatever Biden states as fact, assume the opposite…
Biden already told Putin what infrastructure that was absolutely off limits to attack here in America, only a Joe Biden would make such a idiotic statement to the enemy…
The moment Joe Biden was installed as president, he became a National Security risk to this nation as that risk has only got worse day by day…
The list of crisis events under this administration is never ending & each gets worse than the previous crisis.
The short list:
1) WIDE OPEN southern border
2) Afghanistan
3) Ukraine/Russia
4) China/Taiwan
5) Iran/Russia oil
6) Venezuelan oil
7) Saudi Arabia oil
8) Shutting down KEYSTONE oil pipeline ( this should be # 2 on the list )
9) Governmental WOKE ideology – all three branches ( this should be # 3 or perhaps #1 )
10) CRT in K-12 schools – College level already had it for decades now
I could easily double the list because Biden has systematically reversed everything President Trump accomplished with the stroke of a pen by Executive Order…
Bill… :~)

Rush Glick
Rush Glick
2 years ago

Biden is an unelected farce on two feeble legs.

nadine cornett
nadine cornett
2 years ago

“ Does the Biden regime actually believe war criminals are negotiating a deal with a declared terrorist nation that will be in our best interests?” I don’t believe they have our best interests as their goal.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

We have reckless incompetence in the White House.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

NO United effort by business & Govt for cybersecurity day 1

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

Biden is probably coordinating the cyberattacks with his commie friends who run big tech from San Friutsico.

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

Biden is an embarassing disaster

johnh
johnh
2 years ago

The Colonial Pipeline was a major test & warning of USA. The US govt. should have been going 100 mph to beef up our systems. The 700-club has reviewed this & has raised concerns about our manor power grids. Can’t anyone in govt. work on problems unless POTUS gives them permission., Do not give Joe a break on this issue.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Biden. Why dont you just kill yourself. ?? Kyle L.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Besides cybersecurity, Our government should look into putting “Faraday Cages” around our viral electrical grid infrastructure; remember EMP?

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
2 years ago

AMERICA IS in deep trouble.The biggest threat to AMERICA is the liberal,socialist,very marxist democRATS.Our many enemies threaten us,but the democRATS are destroying AMERICA from within.They have done absolutely nothing to help AMERICA,everything that they have done has had a very,very negative effect on our country.

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

In other words, DC isn’t the least concerned about our security.
Thank you DemCommies and idiots!

Edward Blakeslee
Edward Blakeslee
2 years ago

The worst part of our current situation is not the tater brain in the whitehouse, it’s the rest of the govt failing to get rid of the sob…

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

The real problem is not Obiden its the inability of our so-called govt to get rid of the sob

artzy
artzy
2 years ago

we have the 3 stooges , biden, harris, pelosi. if biden goes, incomes harris, if harris goes, in come pelosi. GAG!! Biden is keeping the border open to destroy the conservative vote because the dems will sign up all the illegals to become citizens then vote Dem.

Pam
Pam
2 years ago

This shows not only the folly but the deadly practice of connecting everything to the internet. To what? Be more efficient? How efficient is it to leave your doors unlocked to the enemy? Wake up! Disconnect! We survived without it just fine for decades and we can again. And for those of you who connect everything in your home and car to the Net, can’t get more brain dead than that!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

There is no limit to Biden’s Delunaware follies. The wreckage of his POTUS tenure will haunt this Nation for years to come. Biden is a typical DemocRat ,.. he approaches governance as doing what he believes right (for his interests), Alas! At this juncture in history, his incompetence will affect governance like a bad cold virus for years to come.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Just like the Biden administration telling the American public for nearly a year ahead of time that Putin was planning to invade Ukraine, the administration did NOTHING! Nothing to try and dissuade Putin via either sanctions or starting a process to cut off Russia from the world’s finance system to limit his ability to wage war. Biden did NOTHING but say “It looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine” in a few empty speeches before heading out for an afternoon ice cream cone.

Even as Putin massed more and more troops, with each passing week for almost a year, all along the border with Ukraine and the President of Ukraine pleaded and begged for heavy weapons to defend itself, the Biden administration did NOTHING! Instead, as soon as Russian forces crossed the Ukrainian border, the only response from Team Biden was to offer President Zelinskyy a plane ride out of his own country. If he wanted to abandon the Ukrainian people to the tender mercies of the Russian army, which he did NOT want to do. That is the first response the POTUS could think of as a show of support for the people of Ukraine. To offer the leader of the nation the option to cut and run and leave the people to fend for themselves. No doubt because that is exactly what Biden would do, if the United States came under attack from a foreign adversary.

Now Biden is warning us repeatedly that Russian cyber-attacks are on the way. Rather than being proactive and ordering our cyber defense teams into action to scan for unusual activity and then counterstrike the second the Russians do anything, we get NOTHING! Instead of ordering the various government intel agencies to share whatever credible intel they have with the operators of the country’s electrical, water and other major infrastructure, so they can take specific steps to eliminate the threat themselves or at least mitigate any potential damage, we get NOTHING! It seems we are all expected to stand around with our thumbs up our ***** and just wait for massive damage to be inflicted on the country.

This is what passes as “leadership” by Team Biden and the Democrats and the American people just keep shrugging their collective shoulders and tolerating it. Go figure. I guess one can’t expect a different response when most of the country has become compliant sheep. Nothing seems to be too much to take in the way of one man-made crisis after another. All of which were completely preventable. I just have to wonder which country Biden and company will fly off to on Air Force One when the lights, water and everything else here gets turned off here. That’s my rant for the day.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

CONVENE THE CONVENTION of STATES to END THIS INSANITY.
DICTATOR Beijing biden is setting us up for ANNIHILATION. His ‘Great Reset for NEW WORLD ORDER.’
OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Buck Biden and the Mule (Dumbocrat symbol) that he rode in on! And no thanks to the “grate” state of Del-unaware for keeping his dishonest plagiaristic, lying, stealing, and dishonest career going.

Nancy Arnett
Nancy Arnett
2 years ago

I have said it before and will say it again and again and again. Joe and his cronies are a “clear and present danger” to our national security as well to the survival of our nation.More action from Republican leadership, as well as moderate Democrats, is essential. Prayer would also be excellent.

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

What should be abundantly clear by now, whatever Biden states as fact, assume the opposite…
Biden already told Putin what infrastructure that was absolutely off limits to attack here in America, only a Joe Biden would make such a idiotic statement to the enemy…
The moment Joe Biden was installed as president, he became a National Security risk to this nation as that risk has only got worse day by day…
The list of crisis events under this administration is never ending & each gets worse than the previous crisis.
The short list:
1) WIDE OPEN southern border
2) Afghanistan
3) Ukraine/Russia
4) China/Taiwan
5) Iran/Russia oil
6) Venezuelan oil
7) Saudi Arabia oil
8) Shutting down KEYSTONE oil pipeline ( this should be # 2 on the list )
9) Governmental WOKE ideology – all three branches ( this should be # 3 or perhaps #1 )
10) CRT in K-12 schools – College level already had it for decades now
I could easily double the list because Biden has systematically reversed everything President Trump accomplished with the stroke of a pen by Executive Order…
Bill… :~)

Rush Glick
Rush Glick
2 years ago

Biden is an unelected farce on two feeble legs.

nadine cornett
nadine cornett
2 years ago

“ Does the Biden regime actually believe war criminals are negotiating a deal with a declared terrorist nation that will be in our best interests?” I don’t believe they have our best interests as their goal.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

We have reckless incompetence in the White House.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

NO United effort by business & Govt for cybersecurity day 1

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

Biden is probably coordinating the cyberattacks with his commie friends who run big tech from San Friutsico.

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

Biden is an embarassing disaster

johnh
johnh
2 years ago

The Colonial Pipeline was a major test & warning of USA. The US govt. should have been going 100 mph to beef up our systems. The 700-club has reviewed this & has raised concerns about our manor power grids. Can’t anyone in govt. work on problems unless POTUS gives them permission., Do not give Joe a break on this issue.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Biden. Why dont you just kill yourself. ?? Kyle L.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Besides cybersecurity, Our government should look into putting “Faraday Cages” around our viral electrical grid infrastructure; remember EMP?

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
2 years ago

AMERICA IS in deep trouble.The biggest threat to AMERICA is the liberal,socialist,very marxist democRATS.Our many enemies threaten us,but the democRATS are destroying AMERICA from within.They have done absolutely nothing to help AMERICA,everything that they have done has had a very,very negative effect on our country.

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

In other words, DC isn’t the least concerned about our security.
Thank you DemCommies and idiots!

Edward Blakeslee
Edward Blakeslee
2 years ago

The worst part of our current situation is not the tater brain in the whitehouse, it’s the rest of the govt failing to get rid of the sob…

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

The real problem is not Obiden its the inability of our so-called govt to get rid of the sob

artzy
artzy
2 years ago

we have the 3 stooges , biden, harris, pelosi. if biden goes, incomes harris, if harris goes, in come pelosi. GAG!! Biden is keeping the border open to destroy the conservative vote because the dems will sign up all the illegals to become citizens then vote Dem.

Pam
Pam
2 years ago

This shows not only the folly but the deadly practice of connecting everything to the internet. To what? Be more efficient? How efficient is it to leave your doors unlocked to the enemy? Wake up! Disconnect! We survived without it just fine for decades and we can again. And for those of you who connect everything in your home and car to the Net, can’t get more brain dead than that!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

There is no limit to Biden’s Delunaware follies. The wreckage of his POTUS tenure will haunt this Nation for years to come. Biden is a typical DemocRat ,.. he approaches governance as doing what he believes right (for his interests), Alas! At this juncture in history, his incompetence will affect governance like a bad cold virus for years to come.

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