Published by GÉANT CONNECT as part of the European Cyber Security Month initiative to raise cybersecurity awareness in Europe:
Cyber-attacks were a key feature of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war; they affected websites of news agencies, the Georgian President and were implicated in the explosion of an oil pipeline. At that time in Georgia there was no governmental CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team). Today there is the CERT.GOV.GE national team which cooperates closely with CERT-GE – the team operated by GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association. Temur Maisuradze, System Administrator at GRENA, and David Kvatadze, head of CERT.GOV.GE share their insights.