Detecting and Countering Hybrid Threats

Hybrid threats have become a fact of life that nations must learn to recognize and attempt to counter.

On 11 February 2022, less than two weeks before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, ATA UK held a webinar with Oleksandr Danylyuk on detecting and countering hybrid threats.

With inside experience in Ukraine’s defence, security, and foreign intelligence organizations, Oleksandr Danylyuk has been deeply involved in developing Ukraine’s “whole of government” efforts to build resilience and defend against hybrid operations.

He is a key member of the NATO-Ukraine platform on countering hybrid threats and is the author of the Ukraine Centre for Defense Reforms’ manual on interagency and international cooperation in detecting and countering hybrid threats.

His detailed presentation addressed key questions about when a disinformation campaign become a hybrid attack, how can the victim recognize it and respond, and what is “hybrid deterrence”.

Most importantly, how can governments prepare and mobilize the civilian agencies and experts needed to counteract hostile hybrid operations? 

View recording here.