11th Cluster Session: “Action against disinformation and cyber threats: algorithm of communications on the international arena”


The 11th National Cybersecurity Cluster meeting gathered 224 representatives from embassies, international organizations, educational and research institutions, the private sector, and the Government of Ukraine.

  • Serhii Demediuk, Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NCDS);
  • Serhii Prokopenko, Head of the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center (NCCC) Support Department;
  • Andrii Shapovalov, Acting Head of the Center for Countering Disinformation at the NSDC;
  • Mykhailo Verych, Senior Operations Manager, CRDF Global;
  • Christopher Abrams, Director of the Office of Economic Growth at USAID, Ukraine, Consultant, and professor of national security, governance, and technology.

The session was dedicated to countering misinformation in information and cyberspaces. The agenda covered Ukrainian experience, best practices worldwide, and success stories of public-private cooperation in countering disinformation.

Ukrainian experience was shared by:

  • Natalia Tkachuk, Head of the Information and Cyber Security Service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, spoke on threats to the technological component of information security;
  • Andrii Shapovalov, Acting Head of the Center for Countering Disinformation at the NSDC, talked about  modern challenges and effective methods for counteracting misinformation; 
  • Oleksandr Marikovskyi, Member of Ukrainian Parliament, emphasized the disinformation as a global threat, challenging the world order;
  • Anatoliy Marushchak, Advisor Strategic at the International Academy of Information, Professor at the National Academy of the Security Service of Ukraine, Doctor of Law, Professor, shared  the legal principles of content moderation as a mean to counter disinformation;
  • Mykhailo Basarab, Institute of Global Politics and Law, revealed an essential topic for understanding the context: The myth of the cognition of the post-Soviet space: the basis of Russia’s internal aggression.

International experience was introduced by:

  • Justin Maddox, theIndependent Consultant to the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, indicated emerging technologies in US Government counter-disinformation activities;
  • Beata Patašova, Program Officer, Public Diplomacy, NATO HQ, focused on NATO’sapproach to countering disinformation;
  • Siim Kumpas, Policy officer at European External Action Service, disclosed the EU’s best practices in fighting disinformation and foreign information manipulation;
  • Robert van der Noordaa, investigative journalist and co-founder of Trollrensics, showed the case of identifying Chinese troll farms that helped Russia at the beginning of the war.

Among the private sector’s representatives in the session participated:

  • Yehor Aushev, Co-founder of Cyber Unit Technologies & Cyber School, highlighted a success story on public-private cooperation for exposing sabotage groups;
  • Denys Kazanskyі, TV anchor at 24 TV channel, blogger, and writer, talked about symmetrical and asymmetrical methods of combating Russian disinformation.
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