Russian Cyber & Disinfo Operations: Overhyped?
For more than a decade, many in the West have warned that Russia’s mysterious cyber capabilities could deliver a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” However, Russia's war in Ukraine has shattered the specter of Russia’s infamous cyber capabilities. To some, Russia’s cyberwar against Ukraine has been successful and still threatens the West. Others say it has delivered mixed results at best or was never an effective tool. How have Russian cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns fallen short of pre-war expectations? What are the underlying causes for the unmet assumptions?
Ivana Stradner, Research Fellow, Barish Center for Media Integrity, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Andrei Soldatov, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis
Jakub Kalensky, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE
Maggie Miller, Cybersecurity Reporter, Politico