On June 30, 2022, the twelfth meeting of the National Cyber Security Cluster was held on the topic: "Public-private partnership in the conditions of cyber war"
On June 30, 2022, the twelfth meeting of the National Cyber Security Cluster was held on the topic: "Public-Private Partnership in Cyber War", organized by the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center at the NSDC of Ukraine with the support of the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation.
For the first time since the beginning of the russian military aggression, the event was held in a hybrid format, gathering around 300 participants at a round table and online - representatives of state bodies, the private sector, civil society, and the scientific community from Ukraine, Great Britain, the United States, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Japan , the Czech Republic, Romania and international organizations - the EU and NATO.
Opening the meeting, the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Serhiy Demedyuk thanked everyone who defends our country and presented awards to volunteers who contribute to the cyber defense of the state. Serhiy Demediuk noted that "the considerable experience of waging war, in particular in cyberspace, requires its institutionalization in order to analyze both mistakes and victories", which can be most effectively achieved thanks to public-private partnership.
The NCSCC Secretary Natalia Tkachuk emphasized the important role of volunteers in ensuring the cyber security of the state and countering the Russian Federation in cyberwar and noted that "the Armed Forces managed to disprove the myth of the "second army of the world", and cyber volunteers - the myth of the invincibility of russian hackers".
Senior coordinator of aid programs in Ukraine David Shlefer (US State Department) emphasized the unchanging support of Ukraine from the United States of America on its way to victory, in particular in the field of cyber security. David Shlefer supported the initiative to work together to study the practical aspects of cyber warfare.
The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleg Hayduk emphasized that "the public-private partnership should be similar to the OSI network model and have all levels of interaction - from physical to applied", and in particular thanked Elon Musk for the opportunity to ensure stable and uninterrupted communication in the conditions of military aggression of the Russian Federation
Representatives of Cyberlab, Cyber Unit Technologies, 10Guards, Fortinet, the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce, the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Cyber Security Center of Great Britain (NCSC), the Hague Security Delta ( HSD), Mandiant, Next Peak, CRDF Global.
The key theses of the cluster were:
- Ukraine has passed its "maturity test" and currently 85% of organizations and institutions are viable;
- Ukraine should preserve and develop a communication system in the sphere of public-private partnership based on mutual trust and mutual respect;
- Responsibility is an important component of gaining trust;
- The need to create a single communications hub for the state, business and educational institutions.
Thanks to all participants for their fruitful work!
Thanks to joint efforts, we are getting closer to our victory!