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  • Governments of Ukraine and Poland signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of cyber defense
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 22 August 2022 14:59

    Today, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of cyber protection.

    Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, Poland has also repeatedly suffered attacks by russian hackers. The signing of this document is an important step towards joining forces to repel the enemy in cyberspace.

    "The first world cyber war is now underway. Therefore, joining efforts and exchanging practices is a logical step in this area. With Poland, we have not only a common physical border but also common problems in cyberspace, where we are subjected to the same kind of attacks. I am sure that together in this struggle we will become stronger and more effective," said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

    The memorandum will strengthen the joint fight against cybercrime and make the exchange of experience and information about cyber incidents faster and more efficient.

    "You never do cybersecurity alone. It is a joint effort all along the way. It is especially true when we are all under the same threat. If you think you are safe because you have EU cyber regulations in place and work together across the Union, the menace will come from outside, as it did. The reason I am here, signing this important MoU, is to work hand in hand with our Ukrainian partners so that we all know more about the danger we are faced with, learn from each other and become more cyber resilient", Janusz Cieszyński, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity.

    Also, Ukraine and Poland will increase their presence in the international arena: participation in international organizations, speeches at cyber conferences, multilateral formats of dialogue and consultations. In addition, the parties will prevent the spread of fakes and disinformation in the information space.

    “The cyber war unleashed by russia against Ukraine showed the importance of uniting the international community to counter aggression in cyberspace. Joining efforts with partners has become one of the pillars of successful countering enemy’s cyber attacks. We should share this experience that must become the basis for the formation of a collective cyber defense system. Thanks to the signing of the memorandum, we will have an opportunity to share with better effectiveness the developed skills and solutions with our reliable friends from Poland," said Yuriy Shchygol, Head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine.