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Ukraine has been a Testing Ground for Cybersecurity Measures

Cybersecurity has improved for many as a result of the Ukraine-Russia war.
Catherine Pyle
Contributing Writer

The Ukraine-Russia war, while devastating on many fronts, has produced one positive result: improved cybersecurity for all. With the United States, much of Europe, and many major tech companies collaborating on Ukraine’s own cyber networks, all parties have increased their cyber capabilities significantly.

Why it matters: This collaboration has not only bolstered Ukraine’s cybersecurity but has allowed companies and governments alike to learn from one another and create a more secure world.

  • Two-factor authentication, solid offline backups, and the use of multiple cloud vendors accessible from anywhere were strategies employed between U.S. intelligence agencies and large American tech companies to protect critical facilities.
  • Ukraine’s deputy minister for security praised Microsoft, Google, and Cloudflare for their help in their analysis of vast activity by users. He noted it was in their interest to see what was happening in Ukraine and apply that to protect customers worldwide.
  • Russia is still launching cyberattacks against Ukraine, and while some are successful, many are falling flat due to the country’s increased readiness.

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