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Confronting the Cybersecurity Threat in Ukraine
26th January 2022 • The Sunday Show • Tech Policy Press
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Ukraine has long been known as a "live fire" environment in cybersecurity circles, but with Russian aggression intensifying there are concerns that cyberattacks may signal the beginning of a broader conflict following a string of attacks in the last week that targeted Ukrainian government and private sector websites. 

The United States Department of Homeland Security has also warned that Russia may target "US networks—from low-level denials-of-service to destructive attacks targeting critical infrastructure," in retaliation for perceived threats against it, though the threshold for such action is believed to be high.

To learn more about cyber threats against Ukraine and how the country is preparing for it, Tech Policy Press spoke with Viktor Zhora, Deputy Head of the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, who is responsible for digital transformation and cybersecurity.