Last Updated on 19/02/2022 by Nidhi Khandelwal
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a repository of free tools and services on Friday to help businesses mitigate, detect, and respond to harmful attacks more efficiently, as well as improve their overall security posture.
The “Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools” resource portal includes a combination of CISA services, open-source utilities, and other implements from business and public sector entities within the cybersecurity industry.
The tools catalog is the latest in a series of initiatives launched by CISA to combat cyber threats and assist organizations in implementing foundational measures to maximize resilience, such as patching software security flaws, enforcing multi-factor authentication, and putting an end to bad practices.
To that aim, the agency has created specialized web pages that contain information on Known Exploited Vulnerabilities, “very risky” cybersecurity processes, ransomware prevention tips, and dangers related to elicit information and influence operations.
It also started a “Shields Up” campaign earlier this week, warning enterprises in the United States about the dangers of cyber threats, which can interrupt key services and have public-safety implications.
The news coincides with the agency’s publishing of a notice outlining proactive steps critical infrastructure institutions should take to assess and mitigate threats connected to information manipulation, stressing that advances in communications and networked systems have opened up new exploitation vectors.