Ukrainian cybersecurity expert Yegor Aushev, the cofounder of CyberUnitTech, well-known worldwide, told the Polskie Radio about cyber defenders during wartime, shedding light onto:
- Initiative of assembling the cyber army on the 24th of February
- key offensive operations from the first days of a full-scale invasion
- partnership with Anonymous and Belorussian Cyber Partisans
- the award by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine for comprehensive support in the cyberfrontier during wartime
- and the next step in the cooperation between government, volunteers and business
According to the latest ETH Zürich CSS report, Aushev “embarked on assembling a 1,000-men strong Ukrainian cybersecurity volunteer group at the request of a senior Ukrainian Defense Ministry official”.
In early June, VICE News released the movie “HACK BACK” via SHOWTIME, presenting Ukrainian cyber warriors who defend the country; Aushev was one of the series’ heroes, acting as the architect of the new cyber army from the first days of a full-scale invasion and invented the cyberspace rules for the ongoing cyber war.
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- MacPaw Development Fund
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.