Answering questions about their plans on the SolarWinds hack, new White House officials said they reserved the right to respond at a time and manner of their choosing to any cyberattack.
Moscow's response to this comment came hours later in the form of a security bulletin published by the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents (NKTSKI), a security agency founded by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia's internal security and intelligence agency.
The short statement cited the Biden administration's comments, interpreted as threats, and provided a list of 15 security best practices that businesses should adhere to in order to remain safe online.
The best practices included in the alert are run of the mill security advice and nothing that companies or even the lowest skilled security practitioner wasn't aware of already.
The security alert was published more as a response to the Biden administration's aggressive statements earlier in the day.