The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on Monday said it is distributing videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries.
According to the NCSC, it is distributing its trademarked “Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield” materials specifically to raise awareness among private sector organizations and equip them with best practices for protecting their data, assets, technologies, and networks. These materials were previously distributed to raise awareness in the federal workforce.
Another resource available to the private sector is NCSC’s 2018 Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace report, which provides the latest unclassified information on foreign intelligence efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property, trade secrets, and proprietary data via cyberspace.
Released in July 2018, the report identifies the most pervasive nation-state threat actors, including China, Russia and Iran; those U.S. industrial sectors of greatest interest to foreign threat actors; and several emerging threats that warrant attention.
“To enhance private sector awareness, we’re arming U.S. companies with information they need to better understand and defend against these threats,” said NCSC Director William Evanina in a prepared statement.
“Make no mistake, American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, and compromising supply chains. The attacks are persistent, aggressive, and cost our nation jobs, economic advantage, and hundreds of billions of dollars,” said Evanina.
NCSC is a center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. NCSC is the nation’s premier source for counterintelligence and security expertise and a trusted mission partner in protecting America against foreign and other adversarial threats.