Victor Zhora,”Responsible Leadership” — 24 seminar alumni, participated in DIGITALINATION podcast

War is not limited just to the battlefield. There are many threats, particularly in cyberspace.

As part of expanding international cooperation with the Aspen Institute network, Victor Zhora, Chief Digital Transformation Officer at the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, “Responsible Leadership” — 24 seminar alumni, participated in the DIGITALIZATION podcast. He discussed Ukraine’s cybersecurity during wartime, the specifics of cyber warfare, and the steps taken by our country in digitalization. 

The podcast is recorded by UPGRADE 100 in partnership with the Aspen Institute Romania.

Here are some quotes from the podcast:

  1. Cyberattacks on Ukraine’s communication and power infrastructure began in 2014. In 2017, the most severe cyberattack in Ukraine’s history occurred — NotPetya.
  2. Ukraine is implementing several projects at the state level, establishing security operations centers to improve coordination between relevant institutions. Our country has also adopted the Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine.
  3. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 3,200 cyberattacks have been recorded. The aggressor did not achieve its strategic goals in cyberspace, and Ukraine maintains high resilience.
  4. Digitalization is one of the critical priorities of Ukraine’s state policy. It is a factor in ensuring the stability and accessibility of electronic services.
  5. Ukraine is rapidly adopting new technologies, including using Starlink in areas lacking communication due to Russian aggression.
  6. Cyber warfare will likely continue after Ukraine’s victory on the front. There is a need to call for a coalition of countries with responsible behavior in cyberspace, improve cooperation, conduct joint training, and exchange information on best practices. Ukraine should join the European cybersecurity system.