Автор: Andro Gotsiridze
Организация: Business and Technology University


Ключевые слова: Cyber operations, cyber-attacks, resilience, cyber defence
Аннотация. In the last two decades, Cyber has become the fifth domain of confrontation. Former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo mentioned that “Huawei and other Chinese state-backed tech companies are Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence, Russia’s disinformation campaigns try to turn our citizens against one another. Iranian cyberattacks plague Middle East computer Networks.” Although China, Iran, and North Korea state and non-state actors have offensive cyber capabilities, Georgia remains most concerned about Russia. Cyber threats from Russia and their proxies will remain acute. Additionally, many capable hackers and profit-oriented cybercriminal groups maintain mutually beneficial relationships with the Kremlin that offer them safe haven or benefit from their activity. Cyberdiplomacy activities, participation in small alliances for cyber capacity building, creating volunteer-based cyber defense units, and organizing joint governmental cyber exercises are the steps, Georgia can and should take to ensure resilience against cyber threats.


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