This is why Viasat attack – rated one of the biggest ever of its kind – had relatively little impact
- The Kremlin-backed cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat Inc., which happened an hour before Russia invaded Ukraine, was “one of the biggest cyber events that we have seen, perhaps ever, and certainly in warfare,” according to Dmitri Alperovitch, a co-founder and former CTO of CrowdStrike and chair of security-centric think tank Silverado Policy Accelerator.
- Alperovitch shared that opinion during a global threat briefing he delivered with Sandra Joyce, EVP of Mandiant Intelligence, at the RSA Conference on Tuesday.
One thing that the Ukrainians have taught us so well – and they certainly have had eight years of practice and suffered from Russian cyber operations – is the importance of resiliency. The reality is that a number of these Russian attacks are successful. However, the Ukrainians are able to rebuild the networks within hours.
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