During the World Economic Forum in Davos, the team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation met with Google's leadership - Vice President, Global Head for Government Affairs and Public Policy Karan Bhatia, Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy of Europe Annette Kroeber-Riel, and President for Google Cloud for Europe, Middle East and Africa Tara Brady. During the meeting, the company announced that it would extend its cooperation with Ukraine in the field of cybersecurity. In particular, in 2024, it will provide 5,000 security keys to protect the accounts of Ukrainian government officials.
The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation together with Google held a roundtable discussion in Davos to draw the attention of leading experts to Ukraine, demonstrate our country's innovative approach to digital transformation and accelerate its innovation strategy.
"We already have many years of experience of cooperation with Google. The tech company supports the projects of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and ensures the protection of digital infrastructure, which is crucial in the context of a full-scale war. In particular, together with Google, we have launched courses on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, the company supports Ukrainian startups and provides 50,000 Workspace licences for the Government. Now the company is providing another 5,000 security keys for government officials. This is a signal of further support and assistance to Ukraine," said Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.
Google Security Keys are an innovative solution that will significantly enhance account security, protect critical operations and ensure the safety of citizens in the digital space. The devices replace traditional passwords with physical verification. This tool is designed to prevent other users from accessing information other than the account holder.
In addition, Google also plans to provide training and education to help Ukrainian government officials learn how to use these devices and make the most of their functionality. Google and the Ukrainian government will also work on joint cybersecurity workshops to share best practices and develop new strategies for data protection.