2nd Cluster session “Presentation of the draft of the new Cyber Security Strategy of Ukraine for 2021 – 2025. Discussions and steps for implementation”


The event was devoted to the discussion of the draft of a new Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine for 2021–2025 (hereinafter – the Strategy) and was held in the format of a Zoom conference.

The following specialists made their reports:

  • Mykhailo Verych, CRDF Global Cybersecurity Deputy Program Manager in Ukraine, Moldova and the Balkans – presentation of the objectives and priorities of the National Cybersecurity Cluster, which described the uniqueness of the Cluster platform, its purpose and functional features;
  • Serhiy Prokopenko, Head of the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC) Support Service of the NSDC Staff – presentation of the draft of the Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine for 2021–2025;
  • Oleksandr Potiy, Deputy Head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine – report on the theme “Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine for 2021–2025: place and role of the State Service of Special Communications”;
  • Serhiy Galushko, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Digital Transformation and Information Security Policy in the field of defense under the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – official report on the main areas of the current activities of the MDU: cyber defence, military cooperation with NATO, cyber protection of the CII in a state of emergency or under martial law, intelligence activities;
  • Oleksandr Fedienko, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Digital Transformation – appeal to the Cluster members to combine their efforts to implement the relevant legislative initiatives;
  • Timothy Dubel, USAID “Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine” Program Manager – presentation of the key aspects of the 4-year program for strengthening of cybersecurity of CIOs;
  • Yuriy Kozlov, Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs of the SE “Diya” – presentation of technical administration of the integrated electronic identification system, central verification system, the unified state web portal of electronic services “Diya” and the mobile application “Diya”.

Participants of the event concluded that adoption of decisions and implementation of programs by state agencies without the prior approval of them by the State Service of Special Communications and the NSDC results in uncoordinated and unstable results. The Cluster was created to ensure coordination and cooperation and it is exactly the basis which enables effective communication, identification of priorities and achievement of consistent long-term results. 

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