Cybersecurity has become one of the most important yet hardest to secure factors in a country's infrastructure over the past decade. Especially after the pandemic, more data than ever is completely in the cloud, more people are working online, and more information is online.
For countries like Ukraine, this has represented a problem. As early as 2015 Ukraine was being attacked by Russian hackers, having their electric grids downed, financial institutions attacked, and computers in important industries have been completely wiped.
Today, the attacks have only gotten worse and more organized. The war against Russia has represented one of the first cyberwars between two countries. At the beginning of the war over 70 Ukrainian government websites were downed, with countless attacks continuing since then.
This has alerted Ukraine, as well as other Western countries to heavily invest in better digital security. Cyberattacks only become a more and more pressing force as every year passes by, but that also means modern countries have lots of time to prepare for any attacks coming their way.