Russia plans to ramp up cyber defenses
The number of cyber attacks on Russian infrastructure has been increasing in recent years. Since the ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine’s Donbas region, the cyber threat has become even greater. That is why the country is going to do everything in its power to step up its cyber defences.
President Vladimir Putin said this during a meeting with his Security Council, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported.
Putin: ‘Russia was ready for cyber attacks’
According to the Russian president, there is “a real aggression” against Russia. According to him, the cyber attacks are carried out from different countries and are “perfectly coordinated”. Security services and hackers employed by the state are responsible for this. Putin said the attacks were targeted attempts to shut down Russia’s information infrastructure.
“Attempts to break into corporate networks of leading Russian companies are also much more frequently documented,” Putin added. “We can already say that the cyber-aggression against us, as well as the general sanctions attack on Russia, has failed. Overall, we were ready for this attack.”
‘There should be no weak spots’
Russian security specialists have repulsed the cyber attacks from abroad, according to the president. However, it is important to keep a close eye on this. “The nature of the challenges and threats is dynamically changing. The information sphere is developing rapidly,” Putin said.
The Russian president is therefore doing everything he can to improve his country’s cybersecurity. He is committed to “improving and developing mechanisms for information security of critical infrastructure facilities”. Computer systems and communication networks