Outstanding Ukrainian cyber resistance to Russian attacks

“The lesson of this conflict, initiated by Major General Aymeric Bonnemaison, commander of French cyber defense, during a press conference at the Ministry of Armed Forces, is that defense can take over the offensive. In general, attackers look for weaknesses in computer systems and they always find them. But the Ukraine war revealed that cyber attacks, however complex, can still fail.

“The war in Ukraine did not start on February 23, 2022, but in 2014, confirmed General Aymeric Bonnemaison, commander of French cyber defense, that was when the Russians made their first strike.” In fact, cyber warfare requires years of preparation, infiltration, targeting of infrastructure so that by D-Day, the main computer resources of the enemy are neutralized. On February 24, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine with a cyber attack targeting the Viasat satellite network. The cyber “Pearl Harbor” expected by the Russian army will not happen. Quietly, Ukraine has developed a resistance capacity that allows it to stay on its feet. Without it, Ukraine will be defeated, as shown by the Georgian precedents in 2008 and the recent collapse of Costa Rica which found itself in a state of emergency just before the summer following massive cyber attacks orchestrated by Russian hackers.

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