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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine18.08.2020, 15:41

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov acquainted Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ukraine Johannes de Mol with the work of the NCCC

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov acquainted Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine Johannes de Mol with the work of the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity at the NSDC of Ukraine.

During the meeting, Mr. Danilov informed Mr. de Mol that since 2016 the NCCC has been a key state structure for detecting, preventing and responding to cyber incidents, and by the Decree of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy of 28.01.2020 №27 2020 “On Amendments to the Decrees of the President of Ukraine of January 27, 2015, № 37 and of June 7, 2016, № 242”, the capacities of the Center were significantly enhanced and the format of its operation was improved.

According to the NSDC Secretary, the NCCC effectively coordinates and monitors the activities of security and defense sector actors that ensure cybersecurity in various areas – the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the SSU, the National Police, the National Bank, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, etc., as well as engages cyber specialists from the private sector.

Touching upon the issue of countering modern threats to national security, Mr. Danilov stressed that “today, cyber and biological spheres are becoming the forefront of the world confrontation, and in 5-7 years classical wars and nuclear weapons will recede into the background”.

In this context, according to the NSDC Secretary, “joint efforts of partners in cyberspace bring a tremendous result”, therefore deepening practical cooperation between Ukraine and the Netherlands in combating cyber threats and repelling cyberattacks, in particular those conducted by Russia, is extremely urgent and promising.

Mr. Danilov expressed the Dutch side for the constant and steadfast support of Ukraine on its way to restoring territorial integrity and sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories.

In his turn, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands to Ukraine acknowledged Ukraine’s progress and achievements in building a powerful cybersecurity system. Mr. de Mol supported the NSDC Secretary’s stance that hybrid threats, in particular, cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and digital propaganda, are coming to the fore today, and cooperation between states is essential and necessary.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands to Ukraine expressed readiness to expand and deepen cooperation with our country in the cybersecurity sphere, in particular, in sharing information on cyber incidents, exchange of practical experience and expert support.