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Survival of The Cyber Fittest

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“There’s a war going on outside no man is safe from, You could run, but you can’t hide forever”

⁃ Mobb Deep “Survival of the Fittest”

If you have been an avid follower and reader of Nine Mile security blogs, then you know that we are all things cyber security with a couple of other cyber accents on the side.

While we do our very best to not beat a dead horse, this is one of those horses that we continuously need to “beat"-- for lack of a better term.

As the intensity around cyber security continues to increase so will our advice and messaging.

In early summer 2021, The White House issued a memo on how to counter ransomware threat. The urgency of the message could be summarized in a few key points:

  • One, the Biden administration intensely requested that executives and business leaders of corporate companies prepare for ransomware attacks.

  • Next, Anne Neuberger (Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology) emphasized that the threats were serious and they continue to increase.

  • Lastly, The White House listed a few best practices to safeguard against ransomware attacks.

So why are we bringing this up?

It’s no secret that a war is currently taking place, and although it is not in our own land the effects of it have already penetrated in our collective soul.

War is messy and untimely.

Political agendas are at play and the people feel the residue of these conflicts; from economic instability to fluctuations in resources. However, We cannot forget about the additional elephant in the room—ransomware attacks. Yes, ransomware can also be a “casualty” when security systems are compromised in the name of power and control.

A recent article in the New York Times discusses a conversation with Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, Anne Neuberger on what would take place if Russia were to compromise our cyber systems. Would we be prepared?

As of recently a statement by Anne Neuberger was issued referencing President Biden’s Cyber Executive Order. This executive order was signed to improve the nations cyber security and protect federal government networks. The order cited several improvements from vetting software acquisitions to creating a playbook for responding to cyber incidents.

Cyber family, we encourage you to pay attention to the chess pieces that are being moved on a federal level. The average entrepreneur or employee, small company, or creative—operate at a local level. Remaining unprepared and lacking your own personal strategy to secure your assets is not something we think you should be willing to risk-- especially during critical times like these.

We’ve asked before and we will ask again, are you ready to secure and safeguard your personal and professional networks?

Win: We can support and help you do so.

Lose: There is none—refer back to win*

We have some experts who can help you in real time create a real game plan.


At Nine Mile we believe prevention is the best protection. We can help, and have the right tools to support you.

Contact us for more information | Follow us on Instagram:@nine_mile_security Group

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