When Dorchester County reported a ransomware attack on a majority of its servers this past January, Maryland turned to a program recently established by U.S. Cyber Command and the National Guard.
Less than 48 hours after the late-January 2020 attack, the Maryland Air National Guard was onsite at the county offices along with their state partners, ready to assist.
The “Cyber 9-Line” is a template of questions that participating National Guard units use to quickly communicate a cyber incident to USCYBERCOM. The data provided enables USCYBERCOM’s Cyber National Mission Force to further diagnose a foreign attack and provide timely, unclassified feedback back to the unit, who shares with state and county governments to address the cyber incident. This process is a key aspect of how USCYBERCOM helps strengthen America’s cybersecurity, and enable election integrity.
Original Source: By U.S. Cyber Command/NSA Election Security Group Public Affairs