National Cybersecurity Cluster: Summing Up 2022 


The year 2022 has posed a broad spectrum of challenges both for society as a whole and for all the industries in Ukraine. The sphere of cybersecurity was not an exception. Moreover, Ukrainian cyberspace has turned into a second front of hostilities. Despite this, the repulsion of massive physical and cyberattacks demonstrated a high level of cyber readiness and cyber resilience of the country. 

The summarizing annual meeting of the National Cybersecurity Cluster brought together key players in the cyber sphere. The participants summed up the results of the year, assessed the current state and prospects for further development of the industry. 

“The full-scale invasion at the beginning of the year changed our 2022 priorities. Despite that, today we have gained unique experience in the sphere of cyber defence that no other country has. I am sure that together we will not only defeat the enemy, but also achieve the results that will help us pass this difficult stage and move on to the next one, which is the development of our state. To ensure this, we must further develop a powerful defence capability of Ukraine, including its cyber defence component. said Serhii Demediuk, Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) during his opening remarks. 

The session brought together 150 representatives of state bodies, donor community, international organizations, private sector and academia. Among the key speakers of the event there were representatives of the U.S. Department of State, National Cybersecurity Coordination Center (NCCC), Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine, Cyberpolice, USAID “Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine” Activity, as well as Cyber Unit Technologies and 10Guards companies. 

National Cybersecurity Cluster, founded in February 2021, has become the first coordination initiative in the field of cybersecurity in Ukraine. Over its work, the platform has significantly contributed to strengthening the national cybersecurity system. After the full-scale invasion, the initiative has become even more relevant. It helped focus on the urgent issues of cybersecurity in the war at national and regional levels. 

“The Сluster was created as a coordination platform, the purpose of which is precisely to unite the efforts of the donor community in order to support the further sustainable development of the cybersecurity industry. This is the only initiative in Ukraine that is implemented regularly and unites embassies, international projects, and organizations every month to share experiences and address the needs of the sector. For almost two years of its existence, this format has proven its effectiveness, which proves the further growth of interest in the initiative both on the part of the subjects of cybersecurity and on the part of the international community”, – noted Mykhailo Verych, Senior Operations Manager, CRDF Global. 

The final coordination initiative’s session in 2022 allowed an in-depth exploration of the key achievements, prospects, and ways of improvement based on the results of 9 months of resistance to military aggression. In addition, the session will form a vision for the year 2023. 

Traditionally, the meeting was wrapped up with a multilateral discussion on the results of the year with the participation of representatives of the state, private and international sectors. 

To access the materials of the meeting please register on the National Cybersecurity Cluster website and go to the “Resources” tab or select the “Past events” section on the “All events” tab to access the documents on the results of the meeting you need. 


The National Cybersecurity Cluster is a joint coordination effort of the NCCC at the NSDC 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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