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The Ukrainian Digital Resistance: cyber resilience and digital diplomacy at work !


The Ukrainian Digital Resistance: cyber resilience and digital diplomacy at work !


Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has shocked many for its brutality.  However, after more than 70 days of war the Ukrainians have shown not only a fierce resistance on the battlefield but also a great resilience of their digital infrastructures especially in the cyber realm.  Repelling Russian cyberattacks and increasing the digital resilience of the state were critically important steps taken by the Ukrainian government. As part of these efforts, government agencies have taken several measures, including:

  • relocation of equipment and database backups to safer areas of Ukraine that are inaccessible to Russian troops;
  • creation of a layered system of cyber defense for the state IT infrastructure;
  • creation of a Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) hotline prompt response to the threat of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure IT systems;
  • the signing of an agreement between the State Archival Service of Ukraine and the National Archives of the United Kingdom on the temporary transfer of cloud data storage and backup copies of digital materials of Ukrainian state archival institutions in case of their potential loss

To deep dive into the Ukrainian digital resistance, and on the implication on the EU Member States cyber defence posture and digital infrastructure policies , CEPS   will organize the presentation of the report by StrategEast  on “ Ukrainian  Digital Resistance to Russian Aggression “ with a  webinar that will take place on the 18th of May from 10 to 11 am.

Lorenzo Pupillo Lorenzo Pupillo
Lorenzo Pupillo

Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Cybersecurity@CEPS Initiative

Speakers list
Anatoly Motkin

Founder and President of StrategEast

Oleksandr Bornyakov

Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Lorena Boix- Alonso

Director for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity at DG Connect

Lise Fuhr

Director General, ETNO

Elena Plexida

VP for Stakeholders Engagement , ICANN