Oleksandr Turchynov opened the Cyberthreats Response Center: Today we have made a significant step towards building a national cybersecurity system
The Cyberthreats Response Center established under the
State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine
is a practical mechanism for early detection of cyberthreats and effective
counteraction to cyberattacks. This was stated by Secretary of the National
Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov at the opening of
the Cyberthreats Response Center.
According to him, the Cyberthreats Response Center was
created using the world's top cyberdefense technologies. "Today we have made a
significant step towards building a national cybersecurity system", - Mr.
Turchynov noted adding that period for responding to cyberthreats and
notifications about them had already been reduced by ten times.
He reported that the technological capabilities of the
Center allow not only to detect cyberattacks, but also to promptly alert to them,
analyze vulnerabilities, anomalies, malware, and viruses, and immediately
"The cyberdefense tactics is fundamentally changing
today. We are transferring from the post-factum response after the large-scale
damage to information resources and systems, as it happened during the most
recent cyberattacks last year, to early intervention and maximum localization
of possible losses", - Oleksandr Turchynov said.
"To build a complete perimeter of cyberdefense, time
and resources are needed", - he noted adding that this task cannot be fully
realized without a partnership between the state and the private sectors. "This
involves entry into the protected circle of critical infrastructure subjects,
first of all, energy, financial, transport sectors, etc., and the extension of
the cyberdefense system to all regions of Ukraine", - he underscored.
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed the
Cyberthreats Response Center should become "the core of the national system of
cyberdefense of state information resources and critical infrastructure of
Ukraine and one of the key components of the operational decision-making by the
NSDC National Cybersecurity Coordination Center".
"The crucial point, - Mr. Turchynov emphasized, -
the Center is a technical platform for interaction between the State Service of
Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the SSU, the
National Police, which are the structures that ensure cybersecurity in the
country. This substantially improves the efficiency and effectiveness of law
enforcement agencies in countering and investigating cybercrime".