Protection of critical infrastructure (CI) in the physical and cyber dimensions became the main topic of the 14th National Cybersecurity Cluster’s session.
“The protection of critical infrastructure facilities has always been crucial for the national security system. However, at war, ensuring their stable operation and preventing cyber-attacks and data leakage became a priority. After all, any violation of the stability of such objects, both in physical and in cyberspace, can not only negatively affect the defense positions of the country, but also every citizen who is a consumer of their services,” – Mykhailo Verych, Senior Operations Manager, CRDF Global, emphasized in his opening remarks.
The meeting was conducted in an online format and brought together over 300 participants, who overviewed the current state of physical and cyber security of CI and got acquainted with the best international practices and algorithms for ensuring such protection.
Among the key speakers at the event there were representatives of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency (CISA), Italy’s National Cybersecurity Competence Center, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Deft9 Solutions and CRDF Global.
During the Q&A session, the participants focused on the following topics:
- strengthening of information exchange between CI and relevant state bodies;
- development of partnerships between CI and private sector (IT outsourcing);
- enhanced coordination between state bodies and representatives of embassies and the donor community.