Russia's War in Ukraine: Examining the Success of Ukrainian Cyber Defences
Author(s): Dan Black
The International Institute for Strategic Studies, March 2023
With Russia’s war in Ukraine now in its second year, indications point towards Moscow preparing a renewed cyber offensive. However, a repeat of what transpired last February is unlikely. Russia’s cyber forces had reshaped their operational approach over the past year to better coordinate their actions and account for fighting a longer conflict. It is therefore important that specific drivers for Ukraine’s defensive success are identified, analysed and where appropriate, reinforced. The issue at hand is not just ensuring Western preparedness for future conflicts, but more urgently, to safeguard the continued success of Kyiv’s cyber defences.