ISSP presented Ukraine’s expertise on the frontlines of cyber warfare at Cybersecurity Luxembourg
Updated: Dec 6, 2022
Oleh Derevianko, Chairman and Co-founder at ISSP, participated in the Cybersecurity Luxembourg conference, which was organized in the frame of European Cyber Security Month.
One of the main objectives of the event was to share the latest trends and best practices from different parts of the world. It involved public and private actors from Luxembourg, Europe and beyond. Decision-makers, C-levels, researchers, and cybersecurity professionals from different sectors and industries joined the conference to present their bright ideas and innovative cyber solutions.
In his keynote presentation, Oleh Derevianko briefly explained the challenges Ukraine has faced since 2014, the start of the hybrid war with the constant cyber warfare as its unseparated part. With the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February, the level of these challenges increased dramatically as more and more Ukrainian SMEs, enterprises and critical infrastructure operators became the victims of russion state-sponsored hackers. The majority of attacks in Ukraine were quite simple but very intense. According to CyberPeace Institute, from January to September 2022 there were 166 major cyber attacks in Ukraine vs 141 in russian and 197 in the rest of the world.
How organizations around the globe can mitigate these unprecedented cyber risks? There are a few basic recommendations from ISSP experts.
· Mature cybersecurity incident readiness and engage C-level managers in table-top exercises (TTXs)
· Operationalize threat management and develop detailed Response & Disaster recovery plans
· Augment operational cyber capacity with managed threat detection and response from an external provider
· Nurture cyber awareness and cyber culture in an organization by conducting constant training
Cybersecurity Luxembourg was an excellent occasion to create new connections and strengthen existing synergies.
Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, so now more than ever governmental institutions, universities, NGOs, think tanks, and business enterprises need to collaborate in order to reinforce overall cyber relevance at national, European and international levels.