On Friday, September 29, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov discussed cyber security cooperation with Special Assistant to the President for Cyber National Security Council Joshua Steinman, as the press service of the NSDC informs.
“Ukraine has withstood a few powerful cyber-attacks, which caused a lot of harm. The loss to our country due to the attacks estimates tens millions of dollars,” Turchynov.
According to him, a National coordination center for cyber-security is being created as a part of the NSDC, and a national telecommunication network is being built, as well as a security IT network, which are to defend the state informational resources and the essential objects of infrastructure.
Steinman noted that President Trump considers cyber-security extremely important, and values the current level of cooperation between the countries.
“Ukraine has the direct experience of countering hybrid aggression, and the US are interested in analyzing and studying it,” Steinman said.
In his turn, Turchynov said that Ukraine and the USA can counter any cyber threats, if they join the efforts.