As a former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Bush, I was not surprised that pro-Iranian hackers attacked a US Federal website in retaliation for the killing of Qassem Suleimani. Nor do I think that this will be the last strike against the US by Iran and its supporters.

I am concerned that many enterprises do not take nation-state threats like this seriously. But I’m even more concerned for businesses that feel like they have no defense against state-level activity.

After more than 20 years in the military and public service, I entered the private sector to bring military-grade cyber defense to enterprises so that they could be protected in situations like this. That’s why I joined Vericlave — because the Vericlave Armored Cloaked Network is capable of defending networks from malicious actors, whether they be state-sponsored entities or lone criminals. And since it can be deployed quickly over all types of communication protocols and existing network architectures, it can protect your most critical assets without downtime or system upgrades.

Iran has shown before that it is capable of coming after US industry with indiscriminate malware and targeted attacks. And this attack on, of all things, the Federal Depository Library Program website shows that it is in their interest to attack where they find vulnerabilities, and not just the biggest targets. Unfortunately, US businesses, regardless of size or industry, can no longer say with certainty that they won’t be a target of an attack by Iran or its supporters.

But this is not cause for despair, it’s cause to take action. And we want to help you do that, because each network that is secured makes us all safer. I, and the rest of the Vericlave team, will work with you to ensure that your network is guarded from nation state attacks. To do this, we are currently offering a discount on our Armored Cloaked Network solution to help you protect your assets.

Contact us today to discuss how we can defend against this threat together.