State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine has embarked on optimizing its structure, depriving of irrelevant functions and strengthening cyber protection of critical infrastructure objects.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting on reforming the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, Chairman of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection Yurii Shchyhol and First Deputy Head of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection Dmytro Makovsky.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the Ministry of Digital Transformation together with the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection (SSSCIP) shall prepare and submit proposals to the Government on the concept of reforming the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, bodies, institutions, enterprises within the sphere of management by means of depriving of irrelevant functions, as well as in order to bring the structure to modern requirements and provide support for the digital transformation of the state.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation together with the SSSCIP Administration was also tasked with preparing proposals of the Cabinet of Ministers on reorganization of the State Center for Cyber Protection and a draft Government decision on approving the procedure for compiling a list of critical information infrastructure objects, as well as for ensuring the functioning of the system of cyber protection of state information resources and objects of critical information infrastructure. Such measures have been determined to implement an effective mechanism for cyber protection of public authorities, ICT owned or administered by such bodies, as well as to implement the requirements of the legislation on the coordination by SSSCIP of the activities of cybersecurity provision entities.
The participants of the meeting also stressed the importance of preparing and submitting proposals for the reorganization of the Broadcasting, Radio and Television Concern.