US Congress proposes bill to strengthen cyber-security of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The draft provides for US assistance to improve Ukrainian cyber-security strategy
16:14, 7 April 2017

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US-Ukraine cyber-security cooperation bill was introduced in the House of Representatives. This was reported by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA in Facebook.

Congressmen Brendan Boyle and Brian Fitzpatrick, House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Congressional Ukrainian Caucus members, introduced the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act.

The bill states the US policy to assist the Government of Ukraine to improve its cyber-security strategy, including by providing Ukraine the necessary support to increase most advanced security protection on government computers, particularly such systems that defend the critical infrastructure. It is also focused on supporting Ukraine in reducing reliance on Russian technology and assisting the country to build capacity, expand cybersecurity information sharing, and cooperate in international response efforts.

The draft legislation reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the U.S. –Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership, the Budapest Memorandum on security assurances, and supporting cooperation between NATO and Ukraine.

Related: NATO to allocate 3 billion euro on satellite and cyber defense

While malicious cyber activity against Ukraine constitutes part of the hybrid warfare of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, implementation of this bill would become an important contribution to the fight of the Ukrainian people against the continuing Russian aggression.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s SBU to use NATO devices to counter cyber threats. It is to be installed and should start working by summer, - NATO official.

Related: Germany offers Ukraine, France and Britain to create a joint cyber investigation team

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