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NATO Secretary General claims cybersecurity centre to be created in Ukraine

A trust fund for cyber defence provides funding of the relevant project
09:52, 4 October 2018

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the alliance was helping to create a centre on the protection of the cyberspace from interference and break-in in Ukraine, as NATO press office reports.

“NATO has already been helping Ukraine with strengthening its cyber defences, its cyber capabilities.  We are doing that through our trust funds.  We have a trust fund for cyber defence, and by providing funding and support in strengthening the cyber defences, the cyber capabilities of Ukraine.  We also help them with defending their own networks and their own infrastructure.  For instance, NATO is now helping Ukraine with setting up a cyber incident response centre, which will be one way to help them to deal with incidents or attempts to interfere or to meddle or to hack into their cyber networks.  So, we are already providing that kind of help and I promised President Poroshenko, when he was here at the NATO Summit, that NATO Allies will continue to provide support, including to the trust funds, and one of them are actually funding activities related to cyber,” Stoltenberg stated.

Related: Ukraine is de-facto NATO's eastern flank, - Poroshenko

Earlier, Ukraine’s cyber police reported on constant cyber attacks from the Russian Federation territory.

The largest cyber attacks in Ukraine took place on June 27, 2017. An unknown virus hit networks of several big companies, including the state-owned ones. The attacks began almost simultaneously. The virus spread really fast and has manifested itself in the following way – the computers on Windows platform did not work.

Related: Hackers attack Gmail accounts of U.S. senators

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