3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Cybercrime

Russia's Lie: It's Hardly Hitting Ukraine With Cyberattacks

Don't Fall for the Misinformation, Warns Chad Sweet of The Chertoff Group
Chad Sweet, CEO and co-founder, The Chertoff Group

With the Russia-Ukraine war having lasted over 100 days, many commentators continue to highlight the apparent lack of cyberattacks being launched by Moscow against Kyiv.

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But Chad Sweet, CEO of The Chertoff Group, says nothing could be further from the truth. Russian cyberattacks remain fast and furious, but not especially effective, thanks to Ukraine's defensive prowess. Meanwhile, Moscow continues to downplay its efforts, as well as their failure, he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Sweet also discusses:

  • Risk mitigation advice pertaining to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and potential spillover;
  • The Chertoff Group's free ransomware risk assessment;
  • Supply chain attack trends.

Chad Sweet co-founded The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm and investment bank exclusively focused on the security sector, with former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. He formerly served as the chief of staff of DHS, helping to manage one of the largest federal agencies, with approximately 220,000 employees and an annual budget of over $50 billion. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs and also served in the CIA's National Clandestine Service.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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