Natalia Tkachuk: It is necessary to consider the possibility of creating a European cyber coalition for a joint response in case of large-scale cyber attacks
It is necessary to consider the possibility of creating a European cyber coalition for a joint response in the event of large-scale cyber attacks, emphasized the Head of the Information Security and Cybersecurity Service of the Staff of NSDC of Ukraine, the NCSCC Secretary Natalia Tkachuk.
Natalia Tkachuk took part in an online meeting with the political leadership representing 290 municipalities and 21 regions of Sweden, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. The panelists discussed the issue of strengthening Sweden's capabilities in the field of cyber security.
Natalia Tkachuk shared Ukraine's experience of countering the enemy in cyberspace during the world's first cyber war, which is currently ongoing, and emphasized the need to create a European cyber coalition.
"Thanks to the joint coordinated work of all cyber security entities, Ukraine has demonstrated the high stability of the national cyber security system. Now it is necessary to consider the possibility of creating a European cyber coalition, which would not only ensure the exchange of information, intelligence data and uniform cyber security standards, but also provide for the creation of joint response mechanisms in the event of large-scale cyber attacks and joint action protocols both at the national and international levels. And Ukraine is ready to share its own experience," she said.
Natalia Tkachuk also emphasized the need to discuss at the global level the issue of adopting norms of international law that would clearly define the content of cyber war, the rules for conducting it, cyber attacks and responsibility for these actions: "Already now it is necessary to form a clear vision of what types of cyber attacks should be considered military crimes To determine the legal status of cyber combatants and the mechanism of protection of our cyber volunteers under international law."
The NCSCC Secretary thanked international partners for their help. "In this cyber war, the entire democratic world is on the side of Ukraine today - cyber volunteers, government structures, IT business. We greatly appreciate their support. But for victory, we really need weapons, in particular cyber weapons," she said.