EU helps Ukraine strengthen its cybersecurity   
May 20, 2021

EU helps Ukraine strengthen its cybersecurity  

On 17-19 May, EU-funded cybersecurity exercises for representatives of Ukrainian state bodies took place in Kyiv. Over 30 officials from the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Cyber Police of Ukraine participated in a training on countering cyber attacks.

“The aim of these exercises is to improve the resilience and expertise of the Ukrainian cybersecurity authorities to prevent and deflect attacks,” said Rémi Duflot, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. “Digital transformation and e-governance are among the most successful Ukrainian reforms. They also need to be protected.”

The Ukrainian team was engaged in threat hunting and other specific predefined tasks revealed to the participants only during the exercise. Ukrainian IT experts learned how attackers work as mock attacks were launched on predefined IT infrastructure by the organisers.

The exercises were carried out in the framework of the EU-funded EU4DigitalUA project by the Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) on the premises of the updated UA30 Cybercentre, which houses a unique training centre for Ukraine. There are only 20 such centres worldwide.

With a budget of €20.5 million, EU4DigitalUA is focused on the further development of digital government infrastructure, public e-services, cyber security and data protection.

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