We’re living in unprecedented times. Cyberattacks during a military crisis have become the norm, as they are a highly effective way to divert attention and create panic. For more than a decade, security companies have been making significant efforts to fend off state-sponsored attacks and hacktivists, as well as to anticipate the enemy’s next move in this fifth dimension of warfare.
This article aims to help people in conflict areas to improve their security posture, educate citizens on the threats of an increasingly inter-connected world, and arm businesses and institutions with a set of actions to fight against emerging attacks.
In our offices in Bucharest, on the Eastern NATO flank, we are deeply concerned with the events unfolding in Ukraine. We want to do our part and lend a helping hand. In this regard, Bitdefender & the Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC) are offering free cybersecurity protection during this time, for any Ukrainian citizen, company, and institution, for as long as necessary.
Truth is always a casualty of war. As misinformation spreads, it gets increasingly difficult to determine what's true and what isn’t. It’s not the first time fear and lack of information are weaponized to spread malware. The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 served as the perfect example: cybercriminals used seemingly valid information from ‘official’ sources to spread malware and deploy phishing attacks.
Like then, people are now anxious to know the latest developments. This opens the door to attacks. Here’s what you can do:
For companies, it’s challenging to issue a common set of rules that apply identically to every infrastructure. But there are some common measures that IT administrators can immediately apply:
We are also providing free-of-charge cyber technologies and expertise to any NATO member, as well as to any company or public entity in the EU seeking to enhance their security posture by replacing existing solutions that present trust concerns from a technical or geopolitical perspective.
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