National Cybersecurity Cluster continues to promote coordination of efforts in cyberspace


CRDF Global in Ukraine and the National Cyber Security Coordination Center (NCSCC) under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) are engaging more partners in discussing current issues in the industry. The 22nd meeting of the National Cybersecurity Cluster was held in partnership with the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS).

“The Cluster’s platform continues to facilitate multilateral dialog in the field of cybersecurity in Ukraine. That is why our meeting is held in cooperation with the Administration of the State Border Guard Service. The issue of the cyber component in the process of protecting the state border of Ukraine is extremely important, as it raises a number of aspects, the discussion of which directly affects the national security of our country,” opened the meeting Mykhailo Verych, Senior Operations Manager at CRDF Global in Ukraine.

Involvement of as many stakeholders as possible and their effective cooperation have always been the prerequisite of an effective response to cyber threats. That is why the involvement of specialized agencies in each of the cyber defense sectors is a practice that allowed to:

  • consider current trends in cybersecurity in the context of the Service’s work;
  • discuss aspects of cybersecurity at the border with coordinating bodies.

“The strength of our National Cybersecurity System is primarily in its adaptability. During the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, we quickly improved in response to new threats and united to protect the state in cyberspace. Government agencies, critical infrastructure facilities, private companies, and international partners have become one powerful system. And such events are aimed at strengthening the ties in this system through common goals, objectives, values and trust,” noted Natalia Tkachuk, Head of the Information Security and Cybersecurity Service of the NSDC of Ukraine Office, Secretary of the NCSCC.

The dialogue brought together about a hundred partners from government agencies, embassies, donor organizations, private and academic sectors.

Participants learned about the activities of the SBGS and the State Customs Service of Ukraine (SCSU) in the cyber sector, learned about current cyber defense cases from ESET in Ukraine, and received practical advice from representatives of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The event concluded with a panel discussion on “Cybersecurity Interaction in the Context of Hybrid Threats”, where speakers from the SBGS, SCSU, NSDC, the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, and ISSP discussed current challenges in the industry and ways to further deepen cooperation to counter cyber threats. The discussion was moderated by Yehor Aushev, CEO of Cyber Unit Technologies.


The National Cybersecurity Cluster is a joint coordination effort of the NCSCC at the NSDC of Ukraine and Representation of U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation in Ukraine, CRDF Global, with the support of the U.S. Department of State. The platform unites key Ukrainian and international players in the sphere of cybersecurity and related areas to address key needs of the cyber community in Ukraine.

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