The Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Cybersecurity

Q: What are the impacts on cybersecurity during and post Russia-Ukraine war, in your estimation?

Huge, this is very much the first Cyber war. It concerns me a great deal. Nothing will be safe. Russia and its allies have no qualms about hacking and encourage it as long as they don’t hack the motherland.  Lots of skills there and who knows what else they are capable of. 
Russia can play Ukraine like a marionette with the utilities and there is no standards/requirements in North America that would stop Russia from doing the same here.  Security researchers have been pointing that out for years how defenseless our power grids are along with other utilities.  

  • Jay, sole security practitioner 

We recommend our customers to increase surveillance mainly on communications and products from people and businesses from countries in conflict (not just those in Russia and Ukraine). 

  • Alexandre, security services provider 

We saw reconnaissance activities which appeared to be from Ukraine, but turned out to be from Russia. They were intercepted and blacklisted. 
– Richard, security professional 
I think that can impact the critical infrastructure of all countries, all governments will search how to get an strong infrastructure and protect your resources, thinking mainly in data infrastructure like servers and networks. 
– Juan, encryption and support specialist 

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