Oleksiy Danilov: Cybersecurity is one of the most important priorities for the NSDC of Ukraine
Cybersecurity is one of the most important priorities
for the NSDC of Ukraine. Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov
stressed this during the meeting with the delegation of US Senate staff.
Mr. Danilov called cybersecurity a key component of
national security. "In the next five to ten years, cyber weapons will become
the number one in the world, even nuclear weapons will take back seat", - he
said, adding that in a globalized world where wars are increasingly hybrid, the
protection of information and devices processing it is crucial as there are no
borders for cybercrime.
In this context, the NSDC Secretary informed about the
work on the updated Cybersecurity Strategy and noted that the NSD Staff is
working on the development of the National Coordination Center for
Cybersecurity (NCCC) in accordance with modern challenges, the main task of
which is to identify, forecast possible and identify real cyberthreats, as well
as to provide the NSDC with analytical materials.
Mr. Danilov also underscored that President of Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays much attention to the issues of cybersecurity, and
following the meeting of the NSDC of Ukraine on December 7 this year, a number
of decisions have been made in this area.
Deputy Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Serhiy
Demedyuk informed in detail about the tasks of the NCCC, noticing that strong
experts will work there. According to him, the NCCC will interact with similar
centers of partner countries. Mr. Demedyuk also stressed the importance of
improving the legislative framework governing the work of cyberdefense actors.
In their turn, members of the US delegation noted that
Ukraine is responding to cyberattacks. US Senate staff stressed unanimous
support for Ukraine in the Congress and the Senate, which was particularly
testified by the allocation of $300 million military aid, as well as by
introducing sanctions against the Russian energy industry.
The parties emphasized that cyberattacks are "huge
challenges" for Ukraine and the US, exchanged experience of their prevention
and localization, and emphasized the importance and potential of bilateral
cooperation in the sphere of combating cyberincidents.
The parties exchanged views on the security situation
in Ukraine and the world. The NSDC Secretary also announced the results of the
Normandy format negotiations and the measures taken by Ukraine to prepare the
summit. The members of the delegation praised the steps of President of Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy aimed at achieving peace in the East of Ukraine and emphasized
his contribution to the release of sailors and political prisoners.