On May 7th, 2021, Colonial Pipeline, the largest American oil pipeline system that carries 2.5 million barrels of fuel a day delivering 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast of the United States, was shut down by a ransomware attack.
The only surprise – is that anyone is surprised! First the SolarWinds and now this blatantly demonstrates the weak cybersecurity of critical national infrastructure. One thing is certain that we need a more advanced approach towards cybersecurity.
Ever since the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has become public knowledge, there has been panic fuel buying in the East Coast of the United States. Fuel prices have creeped up across the country, and 17 US States and Washington DC have declared states of emergency. CTV news quoted U.S. President, Joe Biden, “We need to invest to safeguard our critical infrastructure.” And Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, said the attack “tells you how utterly vulnerable we are” to cyberattacks on the U.S. infrastructure.
Cyber threats are real and can turn catastrophic with the arrival of quantum computing. We can prevent these crippling cyberattacks by updating our approach to cybersecurity – becoming quantum-safe.
YES…we are sure that you need IronCAP’s quantum-safe encryption. It is proven secure, approved by many industry leaders, provides seamless integration and MOST IMPORTANTLY it is IMMUNE to all current attack methodologies used against existing encryption systems such as RSA.
IronCAP’s cryptography can keep your digital assets, digital infrastructure, trade secrets and customer data safe from hackers today and in the post-quantum era.
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