The NCSCC is working on improving the interaction procedure and ensuring timely information on cyber incidents at the legislative level
On December 15, 2022, the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center at the NSDC of Ukraine, with the support of the USAID Project "Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure", held a round table meeting on the topic: "National emergency response plan in cyberspace: legislative aspects of interaction, ensuring reliable and timely information about cyber incidents" .
The purpose of the event is to form a common vision of the critical importance of timely and comprehensive information on detected cyber attacks as a component of ensuring resilience and preparedness for cyber incidents.
An important aspect of the discussion was also the response to emergency situations in cyberspace, in particular at the national level, and the development of proposals for amendments to Ukrainian legislation on ensuring resilience and preparedness for cyber incidents, in particular on informing.
"We continue to work on the development of the National Cyber Emergency Response Plan. This is our second joint meeting, but this time more representatives of the private sector are involved, as some aspects of the National Response Plan concern not only government agencies, but also critical infrastructure facilities and the private sector. Therefore, it is important to jointly discuss the issue of effective interaction during cybercrises and communication with the public regarding cyber incidents," Head of the NCSCC Support Service of the NSDC Staff Serhiy Prokopenko said.
Serhiy Prokopenko also reminded that the members of the NCSCC developed and approved the Procedure for the interaction of cyber security entities during the response to cyber incidents/cyber attacks, which defines the levels of danger and areas of responsibility during the response to cyber attacks. "But since cyberattacks are not only aimed at the main actors, it is necessary to determine how to attract the resources and capabilities of other actors, how to interact when responding to large-scale cybercrises," he said.
The event was attended by representatives of the Staff of the NSDC, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, critical infrastructure facilities, the Cyber Police, the public sector, private companies, and experts in the field of cyber security. Based on the results of the discussion, suggestions were made regarding the filling and implementation of the Plan, taking into account the experience of responding to cyberattacks during the war.