Romania, among many countries, is the target of a wave of cyber attacks in the context of the war in Ukraine. Since October last year, the typology and diversity of cyber attacks have increased and affected not only our country, but also the countries around Romania.
SRI General Anton Rog, director of the Cyberint National Center, spoke about Romania’s digital opportunities and their capitalization, but also about the evolution of the cyber landscape, during the Microsoft Envision event, organized online by the American company.
“With the beginning of digitalization and the penetration of technology in both the public and private areas, the attack area increases and we must remain vigilant. We must remain technologically close to the required level to ensure the security of these infrastructures “, said the brigadier general of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).
Cyber attacks in Romania
He also mentioned that Romania’s level of digitalization is just beginning, but our country is frequently visited by cyber actors: “The fact that such attacks are not made public is due to the effort we make from a human and technological point of view. Basically, at the level of the Cyberint National Center there is a Security Operation Center (SOC built with European money through which we offer cyber security services for all institutions in the government of Romania ”.
The Cyberint National Center together with the Ministry of Education has developed university and high school educational programs on the practical side of Cyber Security. Thus, starting with 2019, we already have graduates of postgraduate or Master’s courses who “form the critical mass of specialists in Romania”.
Russia is launching a wave of cyber attacks that are also affecting countries adjacent to the target country. Therefore, the number of attacks did not necessarily increase, but the number of actors initiating attacks increased. Here is what the SRI says.
Thus, according to Economica, Cyberint within SRI has identified at least three cybercrime groups. These are associated with Russian institutions (FSB, SVR and GRU) that have carried out cybercrime actions in Romania.