How the war in Ukraine is changing security concerns

Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET

Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET

Many aspects of the world have changed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, and as is the case in any modern conflict, the cybersecurity scene is no exception.

From a breakdown in international co-operation to cyber-operations by both sides of the conflict and interested third-party actors, the war has brought with it new security issues for businesses and the solution providers that serve them to address.

In this edition of the podcast, we’re joined by frequent guest Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET, to discuss the cybersecurity ramifications of this war in Europe.

We discuss:

  • the number of data wipers ESET has seen used against Ukrainian targets in the leadup to the invasion;
  • the foiled attempt to use malware against industrial control systems in Ukraine;
  • how Russia’s broken relationships with western governments will impact co-operation in combatting cyber-crime;
  • the attacks that Russian infrastructure may be seeing right now, the evidence for them, and who might be behind them;
  • why some of the core tenets of Mutually Assured Destruction apply in the world of cyber-warfare;
  • why the world may eventually need an agreement on releasing;
  • U.S. President Biden’s warning to companies to beef up their security defenses and what that means for smaller businesses;
  • how security audits can help even smaller companies protect “the simple doors that are ajar” within any organization;
  • the role legislation may play in requiring greater security capabilities around the world;
  • why security skillsets might soon be required on many company’s boards of directors; and
  • what cyber-security awareness training can bring to the table for partners and their customers in a time of heightened cyber-threats.

All this and much more in this edition of the Podcast.


Robert Dutt

Robert Dutt is the founder and head blogger at He has been covering the Canadian solution provider channel community for a variety of publications and Web sites since 1997.