Mriya Report and Mriya Aid Featured by Cyber Security Association in February Newsletter

For this edition of the Cyber Security Association Newsletter I will draw from the Mriya Report website and social media feeds.

We will soon approach the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine ( although this actually started in 2014 ) and the first anniversary of the Mriya Report.

What is Mriya Report ?

The short overview from the website as follows:

Who we are

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the team behind Mriya Report has been broadcasting live, 24/7, on Twitter Spaces — the modern answer to live global radio. Founded by Yehuda @yamzallagh in early 2022, we became a team of friends of Ukraine, volunteers from around the world, providing round-the-clock news and commentary on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We work to keep Ukraine front of mind. Collectively, we support MriyaAid, a charity organisation formed in the wake of the full-scale invasion by a number of Canadians and Ukrainians from all walks of life.

and HERE is an open letter from Yehuda explaining more.

Mriya is the name of the Antonov 225 sadly destroyed by Russians in Ukraine.

So Mriya Report supports Mriya Aid and Mriya is “ Dream “ in Ukrainian. The Dream is for Ukraine to be free of Russian interference.

In the same way that Ukraine has been cyber attacked and attacked with misinformation and disinformation so, sadly, has Mriya Report and Mriya Aid and Yehuda in particular. Being Jewish attracts all sorts of crazy people.

There are political forces on the extreme left and right that get involved in such attacks.

However Yehuda and the other people that guide and steer Mriya Report stay focused and resolute.

It is important to communicate the message about Ukraine to the whole world and in particular to NATO allies and the 50-60 countries that support Ukraine in various ways.

There are millions of people and families around the world that have suffered from Russian aggression – 20 or so in the last 100 years alone. Recent examples being Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, Moldova and Ukraine.

In allied and supporting countries there are people that fled from the Russians and hence you will find communities of those people everywhere. These people typically have some horror story in their families past.

They know what Ukrainians are going through as do the Finnish, Polish, Baltic, Romanian, Czech and Slovak people for example.

One way of communicating in America has been through the National Football League ( NFL ) Network for example. This film “ Who if not Us “ talking about American Football players from Ukraine who became soldiers in Ukraine and some of whom have died already. N.B. Just click on the go to Youtube link.

Globally many churches have also been supportive.

Tim Sennett of Mriya Report is currently in Ukraine filming the activities of Ukraine Rail and it’s CEO Alexander Kamyshin. The documentary is called..

and this will reach train enthusiasts and many others around the world.

Last month we interviewed the CTO of Ukraine Telecom and the previous month the Cyber Security Expert in YouControl/RuAssets.

Ukraine’s key industries and utilities have managed to survive and thrive, under great leadership, despite the Russians best efforts.

Ukraine’s Postal and Electricity companies being further examples.

Obviously their Farming community is legendary.

All of them have been subjected to cyber attacks from Russia but all have overcome and defeated these attacks.

Since the illegal annexation of Crimea, Russia has been carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine. The full-scale invasion only intensified them. Such attacks have various adverse effects, from blocking access to essential services to data theft and spreading misinformation. The government, energy, media, financial, business, and non-profit sectors take the most damage. Businesses and their employees are relocating within the country and abroad, moving to a remote or hybrid work format. This process started even earlier, during the active stage of the pandemic. Therefore, the need for cyber literacy and mastering the basic principles of cyber hygiene continues to grow. YouControl Academy is working with Chris Windley, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, to create a cyber security course. The State University of Intellectual Technologies and Communications also joined the project with the Department of Cyber ​​Security and Technical Information Protection specialists (Odesa, Ukraine).

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