1st Cluster session “Launching the National Cybersecurity Cluster. Vision, goals and benefits”


The following specialists reported on their activities and best practices:

  • Oleksiy Baranovs’kyi, Cybersecurity Expert – presentation of the objectives and priorities of the regular meetings of the National Cybersecurity Cluster participants;
  • Mykhailo Verych, CRDF Global Cybersecurity Deputy Program Manager in Ukraine, Moldova and the Balkans – report on the current program activities implemented by the CRDF Global in Ukraine;
  • Serhiy Prokopenko, Head of the NCCC Support Service of the NSDC Staff – official report on the progress in the resource, expert and technological capabilities of the NCCC, investigated cyber incidents and main tasks of the agency in 2021;
  • Vasyl Tsvetkov, Head of the Cybersecurity Center of the SE Sectoral Center for Digitalization and Cybersecurity of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SE SCDC) of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine – presentation of the practical aspects of creation of the first Industry Cyber Security Center and general scope of tasks of this institution;
  • Mykhailo Horkusha, Technology and Cybersecurity Specialist at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems  (IFES) – report on the main areas of activity of IFES in Ukraine;
  • Mari Pedak, Head of EU4DigitalUA Group at the e-Governance Academy (EGA) – presentation of the current international cybersecurity projects, including the EU4DigitalUA initiative and the National Cyber Security Index (NSCI) developed by the EGA;
  • Vadym Konoval, Head of the Directorate for National Informatization Program Development of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine – presentation of the strategic objectives of the Ministry for 2024, acting as the main institution responsible for the development and formation of cybersecurity legislation.

The meeting contributed to the improvement of the knowledge and information sharing, and had a positive effect on the common unity and coordination, which facilitates strengthening of the strategic potential of Ukraine in the area of cybersecurity.

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