MIP Takes Part in Ukrainian-Estonian Consultations on Countering Cyberattacks
On 5 June 2018, bilateral interagency consultations in the field of enhancing cybersecurity were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the first of its kind in the history of Ukrainian-Estonian relations.
The sides discussed modern tendencies in the cybersecurity field, the key mechanisms of its strengthening, and the prospective areas of the two states’ cooperation.
In the course of the event, the Estonian delegation informed the Ukrainian side about their country’s achievements in the field of monitoring and neutralizing cyber-related issues, developing ‘digital society’, cyber hygiene, especially in the state sector, etc.
In turn, the Ukrainian delegation, among other things, gave the Estonian counterparts an exhaustive overview of some aspects of large-scale cyberattacks on Ukraine’s electronic and government resources on the part of Russia in 2015-2018, which have become one of the main components of hybrid warfare against Ukraine.
The Ukrainian side also expressed its interest in the nouvelle approach of Estonian experts to ensuring cybersecurity during the local and national elections.
The consultations were attended by Dmytro Zolotukhin, the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, and Oleksiy Tarabukin, the Head of the Sector for Strategic Communications of MIP.
It should be noted that the event was held within the framework of the implementation of arrangements reached pending the negotiations between Presidents of Ukraine and Estonia, Petro Poroshenko and Kersti Kaljulaid, when the latter visited Ukraine on 22-24 May 2018.
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