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ASV kiberdrošības eksperti apmeklē Latviju

Kategorija: cert.lv + Datu drošība + ePārvalde + Kritiskā Infrastruktūra


Notikumi hronoliģiskā secībā:

At the request of U.S European Commander Adm. James Stavridis a BENS delegation traveled to the Baltics from October 16-23, 2010 to provide a business minded perspective and reassurance to three countries in his area of responsibility: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Meetings included U.S. ambassadors, Ministers of Defense, Economics and Energy, and Prime Ministerial advisors in each country. Members noted the need for continued reassurance of NATO support; a robust cyber defense strategy; and, a more diverse and comprehensive energy plan.

Following the BENS trip to the Baltics, EUCOM and BENS members noted the some countries or non-state actors may be able to take advantage of Latvia’s cyber vulnerabilities to disrupt the country’s networks, financial system, or critical infrastructure, which could have a destabilizing effect on NATO. EUCOM has requested that we make a follow-on trip to Latvia to assess, at a high-level, the current cyber vulnerability in official government networks, the country’s financial system, and important critical infrastructure.

Šis ir visai kolorīts situācijas novērtējums pēc pirmās BENS vizītes Latvijā:

Most of the news comes from the Internet and most of the Internet news comes from Russian blogs. Latvians are concerned that the Russians are taking aggressive state actions against private activities, for example, they are worried that Russians could buy telecoms Internet service provider system and shut it down or mess with it. Latvians claim that Russia has bought majority of TV stations. Russia or Russian oriented oligarch bought up all but one newspaper.
They don’t have energy or cybersecurity plan, especially since 80% of Latvian computers have botnets that are usable by the Russians.
[..]
On cyber – this is a big issue. Estonia really gets it. They got people, money, resources and systems considering operation that are truly impressive. Latvia, Lithuania – don’t. They have very vulnerable network. And both those countries don’t have adequate resources allocated to improving cybersecurity. The total budget for emergency response and research in Latvia is 100’000$ and bunch of patriotic volunteers. These volunteers are academics and young geeks, but most senior government officials, like Ministry of Defense, don’t fully understand the huge economic and security impact resulting from cyber attacks. Russia is doing a lot to make the network more vulnerable in Latvia and Lithuania and using these vulnerabilities to their advantage. Latvia is No. 3 in the world for average Internet speed in home, but Latvia is No. 7 in the world for botnet propagation. Latvia and Lithuania could use some help to build their CERT team and they would love to have some expert advice on this, but they can’t afford it.

Nu BENS ir atgriezies otro reizi, lai sniegtu konkrētus padomus:

Riga, May 16, 2011. – From May 17-19, 2011 a group of The Business Executives for National Security (BENS) will visit Riga to meet with various government and private sector organizations. This is a follow-up visit to further discuss cyber vulnerabilities in Latvia’s government networks, the country’s financial system, and its critical infrastructure with local IT security specialists. The purpose of the visit is to provide Latvian officials and participating organizations with a high level list of key actions they might take to protect themselves from a major cyber attack.

Avoti:
Diena.lv: http://www.diena.lv/lat/politics/hot/asv-eksperti-verte-it-drosibu-latvija
Apollo.lv: http://www.apollo.lv/portal/news/articles/238318
ASV vēstniecība: http://riga.usembassy.gov/ev_20110516_en.html
BENS: http://www.bens.org/01%20-%20Track%201.MP3
CERT.LV: http://twitter.com/certlv/statuses/70496736795308032

2011-05-18  »  edgars

  1. Es
    4 November 2012 @ 21:32

    Žēl, ka nav skrīni – varētu smuki citēt, jo links uz BENS miris.
    Šamie tak smuki noliegs, ka tik traģiski bija… :D

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