US dispatches Cyber Attack Thwarting Warriors to Estonia

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In the first of its kind cyber support between nations, the US military reportedly dispatched a team of cyber warriors to the small Baltic nation named Estonia to thwart cyber attacks launched on its critical infrastructure by Russia.

Actually, the entire operation was started in September 2020 to help the NATO nation from the cyber warfare launched by its neighbor.

But security experts from Kaspersky Labs say that such exercises will help US Cyber Command to estimate the tactics and the policies used by the adversary nations in cyber warfare. And this in fact will assist them in raising their defense-line against digital interference been conducted on its corona virus research, disruption of energy sector and might have also helped the nation in holding the US Polls 2020 with no cyber controversies.

The operation conducted between September–November 2020 hasn’t detected any serious cyber attacks, and this was confirmed by a source from Estonian government.

Estonia is said to have gained valuable insights into the malicious activity and advances made by its adversaries in the recent past as whole of its digital infrastructure was scrutinized by the 31 member cyber team sent by the cyber command related to US Department of Defense. Estonia also used the valuable knowledge of the US sent Cybersecurity teams in strengthening their cyber defenses and strategies meant to keep the populace safe from any kind of digital invasions.

Note- Cyber Command of United States has so far assisted nations like Montenegro and North Macedonia in securing their national infrastructure against cyber attacks. However, few of the political experts say that such kind of actions might increase provocation towards border conflicts of international level.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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