13:16 28.01.2016

Poroshenko insists on urgent creation of National Cybersecurity System

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Poroshenko insists on urgent creation of National Cybersecurity System

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the National Cybersecurity System must be fine-tuned as soon as possible.

The press service of the president reported on Wednesday that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) chaired by Poroshenko considered the issue of the National Cybersecurity System on Wednesday.

"Apparently, respective Security Service department should be engaged in cybersecurity, State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection must be responsible for cyber defense and respective MIA department must deal with cybercrimes. Coordination and efficient interaction should be the issue of respective NSDC department," he said at the NSDC meeting.

According to the president, this model of interaction must be tested as soon as possible with the involvement of funds provided by special NATO trust funds.

Poroshenko added that the strategy had been elaborated with consideration of recommendations of numerous consulting companies.

"Cyberspace has turned into another battlefield for state independence. Various attempts to break the regular mode of operation of national resources, usage of cyberspace for espionage, unauthorized access to information, organization of cyberattacks for the achievement of political goals are only a small part of Ukraine’s challenges in the context of the Russian aggression," the head of state said.

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