Ukrainian parliament creates national system of cyber-security

Source : 112 Ukraine

257 MPs supported this decision
16:18, 5 October 2017

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The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law #2126a ‘On main principles of the provision of cyber-security of Ukraine’. 257 MPs voted in affirmative. It was broadcasted by the official TV Channel ‘Rada’.

The document provides the number of the definitions such as cyber-attack, cyber-security, cyber-threats indexes, critically important objects of infrastructure and others.

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The separate article dedicated to the issue that the cyber-security should not mean oppressions on the internet. Also, the draft law does not cover the data that are passed in the communications or technologic schemes, social networks, blog platforms, video hosting services and others.

The objects of the cyber-security are communication systems (whoever owns them) that work with national information resources or those that are used in the interests of the government authorities, law enforcements and military bodies.

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Also, there is a list of the objects of the critical infrastructure: enterprises of energy, chemical, transport, information and communication technologies, electronic communication spheres, bank and finance sector and others (whoever owns them).

The Ukrainian Government creates the conditions of the enlisting of the objects of the critical infrastructure and the National Banks works with the bank system.

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The State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, the National Police, the SBU, the Defense Ministry, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Intelligence Service and the National Bank are responsible for the cyber-security of Ukraine.

The document provides the detailed authorities of every of these services. Particularly, the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection provides the work of the State Center of Cyber-Security, the government team of response on cyber-incidents in Ukraine, the SBU fights with the cyber-spy craft, the Defense Ministry is ready to respond to the military aggression in the cyber-space.

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The work of all authorities is coordinated by the president through the NSDC and National Coordination Center of Cyber-Security of NSDC.

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The government creates the conditions for the work of audit system of information security at the objects of the critical infrastructure and the National Banks works with the bank system.






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