Russia Aims to Find Logistical Weaknesses in Ukraine for Supply Chain Compromise
Category: Russia & Ukraine | Industry: Critical Infrastructure | Level: Strategic | Source: The Record
Experts are concerned Russia's continued efforts to gain an advantage over Ukraine in the digital space may lead to targeting Ukraine's Western supply chain. Pressure from Russia against Ukraine had always remained high with Russian attacks targeting critical infrastructure organizations attempting to cripple Ukraine. Rob Joyce, the Director of Cybersecurity at NSA assesses Russia is attempting "disrupt the logistics internal to Ukraine, but especially all of the surge that the West has been able to bring for both lethal and humanitarian goods flowing into Ukraine.” Joyce puts U.S. organizations in the scope of potential attacks if it will disrupt Ukraine's supply chain. “We've seen a significant amount of intelligence gathering into the western countries to include the U.S. in that logistics supply chain,” said Joyce. For the past 14 months and counting, Ukraine's defense, supported by CERT-UA, their digital army, and allies, have successfully withstood digital assaults from Russia. Despite the frequency and severity of these attacks, Ukraine's defense has remained resilient.