Year: 2024 | Month: February | Volume 69 | Issue 1Special

The Impact of Cybercrime on State and Institutional Security: Analysis of Threats and Potential Protection Measures

Tetiana Baranovska Vladyslav Savitskyi Mykola Serbov Yurii Stoliar and Yurii Krutik


The article systematically reviews and analyses the phenomenon of cybercrime, with a focus on state and private cybercrime. The author highlights the main differences in characteristics, goals, resources, scale and consequences by comparing these phenomena. Real-life examples of cyberattacks are used to illustrate the diversity and threat of this issue to modern society. The second part of the article discusses measures to protect against cyberattacks, emphasising the main strategies at the state and private entity level. It highlights the importance of developing cybersecurity strategies, monitoring and response, cyber states of emergency, international cooperation, and intellectual property protection. The final section discusses the relevance of protecting against cyber threats and implementing measures to counteract this phenomenon in the context of the rapid development of cybercrime. It is noted that international cooperation, the development of standards and norms, and joint defence against cyber threats are key aspects of successfully countering state-sponsored cybercrime. It should be mentioned that the prevention and mitigation of cybercrime has become a crucial responsibility for all contemporary societies. This requires not only the implementation of technical security measures but also global collaboration between states and private sector entities, as well as the development of international strategies. The study confirms the significant impact of cybercrime on the security of states and institutions, particularly the increasing number of systematic attacks on critical infrastructure. It has been found that this phenomenon is becoming a global issue, necessitating effective international cooperation and the establishment of standards for the legal regulation of cyber activities. The findings emphasise the demand for all-encompassing approaches and actions to guarantee sustainable cybersecurity on both a national and global scale. The article discusses the increasing danger of state-sponsored cybercrime and the significance of creating defence strategies for states and institutions. The study analyses the distinctions between state and conventional cybercrime, identifies potential hazards, and recommends security measures. It also emphasises the necessity of international cooperation and the establishment of standards to effectively address this crucial issue.


  • Cybercrime, with its multifaceted manifestations ranging from hacking to cyberterrorism, poses a serious and evolving threat to the security of nations and institutions, necessitating a comprehensive approach that combines technical solutions, legal measures, and international cooperation.
  • State-sponsored cybercrime, exemplified by recent incidents such as attacks on critical infrastructure and government agencies, presents a distinctive challenge requiring global collaboration, the establishment of common norms in cyberspace, and coordinated efforts to investigate and counteract cyber threats.

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