3e by EXPOCAD® Released March 30, 2022
The FBI Warns U.S. Critical Infrastructure Subject to Reconnaissance for Cyberattacks.
On March 21, 2022, President Biden warned U.S. companies, particularly those operating in critical infrastructure sectors, that “[b]ased upon evolving intelligence, Russia may be planning a cyberattack against us.” source: National Law Review 3/23/2022
- The website of Bradley International Airport in Connecticut was hit with a cyber-attack. Using Russian language, “America, no one is afraid of you” was the message Cybernow reported. source: Newsweek 3/29/2022
- CISA warns of attacks targeting connected UPS devices. source: CISA 3/29/2022
CISA (CYBERSECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY) website for Russian threat: https://www.cisa.gov/shields-up
3e by EXPOCAD® is responding to the threat by creating an On-Premise version of EXPOCAD® to be used in case of loss of internet connectivity. A secure USB drive will be made available to all customers to use for uninterrupted, normal operations. Our customers can assess the risk themselves. We will provide the emergency software at no charge for current customers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your version.
The emergency version of EXPOCAD® will support multi-user network environments as well as stand alone applications. Financials, contracts, and invoicing modules will be included. The build will be the latest of our cloud based OnDemand product. Our intent is to provide continuous operations for our customers in the unlikely event of loss of connectivity for any reason. Also, this version can be used for on-site space selection and sales with no internet access.
Users can switch over to the emergency version in minutes. We ask OnDemand users to make local back-ups regularly to restore to the On-Premise version if needed. This action plan will make a roadblock crisis into a small speed bump. We won’t allow bad state actors to slow down our customers conducting business.
Your general services contractor is already protected with on premise EXPOCAD® Contractor so that communication to execute your event will be unhindered by any technology interruption. Please communicate with your GSC designers for the best delivery method of your back-up in case web-based delivery is hindered.
Our goal is to be proactive in providing the tools necessary to allow our customers to proceed with business regardless of threats or actions. Any questions please contact us at email@example.com .
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