Mandy and I are in Florida with 200 MSP providers from around the US, learning about cyber security and other ways to protect our customers. Ironically whilst we are down here there is a Gas shortage as Colonial Pipeline has been hit by a Cyber Attack .
Now more than ever you need to secure your business as Ransomware attacks are on the increase on both large and small companies
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over the cyber attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline.
The Colonial Pipeline, the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., delivering about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast, was hit on Friday with a cyberattack by hackers who lock up computer systems and demand a ransom to release them. The attack raised concerns, once again, about the vulnerability of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
A large part of the pipeline resumed operations manually late Monday, and Colonial anticipates restarting most of its operations by the end of the week, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
DeSantis said in a press conference earlier in the day that the state was monitoring the situation.
“I think this is something that demands really serious federal attention,” DeSantis adding, “My fear is you have these gas shortages; it’s going to cause a lot of problems for people.”
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