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Ukraine launches Centre on reacting to cyber threats
12:27, 2 February 2018
Ukraine launches Centre on reacting to cyber threats

The centre is to cooperate with counterparts from NATO countries

12:27, 2 February 2018

SBU

A Coordinating centre on reacting to cyber threats has been opened in Ukraine, as Secretary of the Security and Defence Council Oleksandr Turchynov said at its opening broadcasted by 112.ua.

“The centre that has been opened in Ukraine will cooperate with the counterpart centres in the NATO countries. Cooperating with them, we will significantly improve the quality of reacting to cyber incidents thanks to the exchange of information, the possibility to inform our colleagues and use the information received from them online,” Turchynov said.

“The centre that we opened spots the problem at an early stage. Previously, we worked in this way: the cyber attack started, the aggression commenced, and only when many information resources had already been infected, the departments ensuring cybersecurity would begin to work on it,” Turchynov said.

Related: Centre on cybersecurity opened in Kyiv

As soon as the attack commences, the monitor displays its direction, and one can find out where it actually occurred – in the state-run or public sector.  

‘When the cyber attack begins, it is a matter of minutes before it reaches the target. This cyber centre and its current capacities let us detect such attacks,’ Turchynov said.

After detection, the Centre is authorized to use the resources of Ukraine’s National Police and the SBU, the state security service. The law enforcers, then, detain the cybercriminals, if they are in Ukraine at the time.

The Centre will also monitor local networks.

Related: European Parliament urges to impose anti-Russian sanctions due to cyber attacks

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