Cyber Lessons that the World Can Learn from Lithuania


  • Matthew Warren RMIT Univeristy
  • Darius Štitilis Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Marius Laurinaitis



In an era of rapid technological advancements and increasing online connectivity, the proliferation of cyber threats, including the spread of fake news and disinformation, presents a significant challenge to nations worldwide. Lithuania has emerged as a leading example in addressing these challenges, particularly concerning cyber groups such as Killnet and disinformation / fake news. This paper aims to explore the key cyber lessons that can be learned from Lithuania's proactive approach in dealing with Killnet and combating disinformation / fake news. By analysing Lithuania's cybersecurity strategies and initiatives, this paper identifies crucial lessons that can be applied globally. Firstly, Lithuania recognises the importance of co-ordinated cyber security technologies and national frameworks to counter cyber groups such as Killnet attacks. Secondly, Lithuania has effectively tackled the spread of fake news / disinformation through a comprehensive approach involving legislation, media literacy programs, and strong cooperation between government agencies, civil society organisations, and the private sector. The country's experience underscores the significance of collaborative efforts in combating misinformation, promoting media literacy, and fostering critical thinking skills among the population.