The World Wide Web is not only a “storehouse” of knowledge and an entertainment center, but also a source of increased danger, both personal and public.
It is not without reason that the leading world powers are paying active attention to the term cybersecurity that has recently become fashionable. And no one will be surprised by the fact that the United States has become trendsetters in this area.
Considering that today cyberspace is seriously considered as one of the areas for conducting a warrior, it was in the American armed forces that the first cyber command was created, the main tasks of which were not only protecting US computer networks, but also conducting offensive cyber operations.
Following the US, other NATO allies succumbed to the trend of time, for example, Great Britain in the year 2012, and Germany in the 2013. The Germans, according to many experts, have gone farthest. The leadership of the German Defense Ministry said that in the near future a new branch of troops, the cyber war, would be added to the ground forces, naval and air forces. Their direct responsibility will be to ensure the cybersecurity of the state.
Lead this type of troops entrusted with a separate headquarters. He will manage the work of 15000 military and civilians working in the Bundeswehr.
However, the most interesting thing is that only in the structure of the military departments of our neighboring countries there are more than ten such structures. The best-known and largest of them are the NATO Center for Best Practices in Cyber Security in Tallinn, the Cyber Security Center of the Polish Ministry of National Defense (Bialobrzegi), the US-Polish Center for Cyber Intelligence and Analysis in Warsaw, the Information Communications Incident Prevention Unit in Riga, the cyber defense unit in the composition of the territorial forces of the Estonian Armed Forces "Keithselyit", the organizational and staff measures for the creation of units for military denying hostilities in cyberspace within the structure of the Estonian armed forces. And recently it was announced that premises are already being prepared for the future National Center for Cyber Security in Vilnius, on the basis of the military academy. Earlier there was information that the Department of Information Technologies and Cyber Security of the Ministry of Regional Security began work in Lithuania.
These organizations are constantly involved in various trainings and exercises to protect the information space of the EU countries and the NATO bloc from various threats and attacks.
All the above measures and measures could not but affect Belarus. It is already known from media materials that a number of specific units are endowed with similar specific functions in the Belarusian army. That is, the task of ensuring information security in the Armed Forces is supported by the presence of appropriate forces and means. Moreover, in the course of the Belarusian-Russian exercise Zapad-2015, one of these units modeled a situation of large-scale cyber attacks on information systems and military resources, and the other successfully reflected training effects.
As a result, I want to believe that the creation of full-fledged cyber subunits in the Belarusian army will become a real fact. It does not sound regrettable, but while most developed countries have long ago created and openly implemented their own cybersecurity strategies, which are often designed for massively aggressive influence on information systems of a potential enemy, Belarus is only beginning to create and train relevant specialists to counter such threats in cyberspace.