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Content Assessment: Deep-Dive Analysis: Google's Report on Cyber Threats in the Ukraine Conflict

Information - 95%
Insight - 96%
Relevance - 93%
Objectivity - 91%
Authority - 94%



A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the recently published report from Google's Threat Analysis Group on cyber threats in the Ukraine conflict.

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Background Note: The primary mission of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is to safeguard Google and its users from threats that originate from government-backed attackers, coordinated information operations (IO), and serious cybercrime networks. TAG utilizes its expertise and intelligence to enhance Google’s defenses and ensure the protection of its users. Recently, TAG released a report titled “Fog of War: How the Ukraine Conflict Transformed the Cyber Threat Landscape,” which showcases the pivotal role of cyber operations during the Ukraine conflict and provides new insights into the evolving tactics of government-backed attackers, cybercriminal ecosystem threat actors, and information operations. Along with these insights, TAG’s report sheds light on the TAG team’s methods to enhance Google’s defenses and protect users from such threats.

Cybersecurity Report*

Fog of War: How the Ukraine Conflict Transformed the Cyber Threat Landscape

Google Threat Analysis Group 

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has released a new report titled “Fog of War: How the Ukraine Conflict Transformed the Cyber Threat Landscape” in collaboration with Mandiant and Trust & Safety. The report highlights the role of cyber operations in the ongoing Ukraine conflict and provides insights into government-backed attackers, information operations, and cybercriminal ecosystem threat actors. The report also includes threat actor deep-dives focused on specific campaigns from 2022. The findings suggest that the Russian government-backed attackers have engaged in an aggressive, multi-pronged effort to gain a decisive wartime advantage in cyberspace, while Moscow has leveraged the full spectrum of information operations to shape public perception of the war. The report may benefit cybersecurity, information governance, and eDiscovery professionals as it provides critical information to prepare better defenses for future cyber attacks.

Read the TAG blog summary of the report.

Complete Report: Fog of War: How the Ukraine Conflict Transformed the Cyber Threat Landscape (PDF) – Mouseover to Scroll

Google Fog of War Research Report

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