Since 2014 Russian pirates ring Ukrainein a kind of hybrid war parallel to the war Donbass and join Crimea. Then the Russian cyber-attacks gradually intensified to the point where they were no longer used in some areas of the country Electricity network. It reached its climax in the eve of the invasion ordered by put it in. However, the effects were less destructive and far from the goals he had predicted flies. why? The professor explains it Robert Peacockcriminology and criminal justice assistant Florida International Universitybut above all a researcher in computer security and formerly as an official at the US Embassy in Kyiv, as an expert analyst of the countries of the former Soviet Union: “Last year Ukraine benefited from great help by the National Cyber Defense of the United States”. TRUEbut most of all systematic.
In fact, this support – essential today – is made possible thanks to a program funded byI moved Where coaches direct and coordinate peacock (Coming from Florida International University And from Bordeaux University) played more than 125 IT Security courses at 14 Ukrainian universities in which they participated 700 students: “Many of these faculty members are themselves senior government advisers or consult critical infrastructure organizations on cybersecurity. The program emphasized practical ways to use key IT security tools, to defend corporate networks, simulated by real malware and threats. other electronic.
The invasion happened a few weeks before it happened National competition within the students from 14 universities Engaged in this program: “I think the training I received has been done Quite satisfactory results — is a (satisfied) comment from Professor Peacock who ran the Russian anti-hacker program — and that the training helped reduce the impact of cyber attacks against Ukraine. The clearest sign of this resilience is Ukraine’s success in Keep the internet running In spite of bombsme sabotage Which cafe attack Specific.” Many students who have taken US-funded courses help the group Informnavalm For network monitoring and tracking of web movements More than 120,000 Russian soldiers That is mobilized for conquest and that pirates Anonymous they identified. In short, Ukraine is a laboratory (and a guinea pig) to confront and neutralize everyday threats aimed at destabilizing the western technological envelope. The war within the warperhaps the most dangerous.
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