Centro de Documentação da PJ
Analítico de Periódico

CD 335
GIVENS, Austen D., e outros
How Putin's cyberwar failed in Ukraine [Recurso eletrónico] / Austen D. Givens, Max Gorbachevsky, Anita C. Biernat
Journal of Strategic Security, Vol. 16, n. 2 (2023), p. 96-121
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As Russian military forces surged across the Ukrainian border in February 2022, cybersecurity analysts shared predictions about the ways in which the Russian government would use cyberattacks to thwart Ukrainian defenses. Some government agencies and private sector organizations forecast that the Russians would launch a blitz of devastating electronic attacks against Ukrainian critical infrastructure targets, such as electrical power plants and air traffic control networks, crippling the country. While Russian cyberattacks have played a role in the conflict, their effects to date have been significantly less than what some analysts anticipated. But why? This article examines how analysts’ most extreme predictions about Russia’s use of cyberattacks in Ukraine missed the mark, links these findings to the literatures on military and intelligence forecasting, and offers recommendations for additional research.