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State Special Communications Service to represent Ukraine in NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
KYIV. Feb 20 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A representative of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection will be sent to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), the press service of the State Special Communications Service reported last week.
The decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, adopted during the February 17 meeting of the government, was the result of the joint work of the Service and the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center.
“The application for Ukraine’s accession to the CCDCOE was submitted by the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine with the participation of the State Special Communications Service in August 2021. In March last year, it was supported by all members of the Steering Committee unanimously. In January, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov signed the Technical agreement on Ukraine’s accession to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE),” the press service said.
The signing of the Technical Agreement on Accession by Ukraine, and in the future by other member countries of the Center, formalizes the country’s participation in the CCDCOE.
“The presence of a representative of the State Special Communications Service in the CCDCOE will enhance the exchange of experience in the field of cybersecurity between Ukraine and the member countries of the CCDCOE, which will help increase the effectiveness of countering aggression in cyberspace,” the State Special Communications Service said.
The press service said that Ukrainian specialists will have access to “a huge knowledge base, will be able to participate in joint cyber training and conduct research with partners in the field of cybersecurity, including in the field of protecting critical infrastructure.”
“The CCDCOE is one of the NATO Centers that provides cyber defense of information systems, as well as education and training of NATO cybersecurity specialists. The Center includes 38 countries (29 NATO member countries and nine partner countries, one of which Ukraine is),” the Service said.