Completion ceremony of NATO Trust Fund first phase with the support of Ukraine in strengthening of cyber protection takes place in the SBU
Completion ceremony of NATO Trust Fund first phase with the support of Ukraine in strengthening of its capacity in the sphere of cyber protection took place in the SBU.
The SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak, NATO Deputy Secretary – Ambassador of Romania in NATO Sorin Dukaru, the Head of State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine Leonid Evdochenko, CNSDU Deputy Secretary Oleksandr Lytvynenko, ambassador of NATO member-states – the Trust Fund donors, the SBU and Romanian service of information headship took place in the event.
Establishment of Situation centers on response to computer threats in the SBU and in the SSSC resulted from joint work of Ukrainian and Romanian experts. These rooms will let to ensure analysis of security incidents in critical infrastructure facilities and apply high priority events of counteraction.
The cyber security sensors have already been mounted on the base of the Ministry of foreign affairs information resources.
“This initiative is quite well-timed”, - the SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak mentioned. He recalled that the most powerful cyber-attack for the whole independence history of our state, which should be considered as attempt of destabilization of social and political situation in and out of Ukraine took place lately.
“We established absolutely new vector of virus infection through applied accounting software”, - Hrytsak stressed.
According to him, it’s significant that the same hackish groups, conducting “Black Energy” attacks against financial system, transport and energy-generating facilities of Ukraine in December 2016, are involved in these events.
“We call to unite state power bodies and IT business representatives’ efforts for establishment of effective counteraction system to aggressor. We don’t separate state and private sector in the sphere of cyber protection”, - Vasyl Hrytsak mentioned.
NATO Deputy Secretary Sorin Dukaru in his turn stressed that fight with cyber threats – is a team game. He also expressed conviction that development of Ukrainian national cyber security will be continued by means of NATO and Ukraine joint efforts.
NATO Trust Fund with the support of Ukraine in development of national capacity on cyber protection (hereafter – NATO TF) initiated by NATO Summit decision in September 2014. The Alliance determined Romania the Fund country-leader from the NATO side. The SBU represents Ukrainian part.
As of July 1 2017 the technical equipment and the software, envisaged for supply in Ukraine in the frameworks of the Trust Fund first phase are in Ukraine (on the base of the SBU, the MFA of Ukraine and the SSCS) and are under integration in general infrastructure of National system of cyber security in accordance with the project.
The mentioned technical and program decisions are the newest in the sphere of digital criminalistics and analysis of cyber incidents. They are used by companies, which are world leaders in the sphere of cyber security. The total sum of charges to the Trust Fund at the first phase is 1 million EUR, which beside equipment and software envisages payment of trainings.
By the decision of Trust Fund Coordination Council (July 2017) Ukrainian side approved decision about direction of development of national cyber security system with taking into account of the Trust Fund capabilities as follows:
- Rising of technical capabilities of Ukraine in the sphere of cyber security of critical infrastructure facilities by means of their instrumentation with computer-managed events gauges and connection to national network of situation rooms of the SBU and the SSSC;
- Establishment of cyber security Centers in the system of the AF of Ukraine and the National police with their further integration in National network of situation centers.
For the Attention of the SBU Head