Ukraine deepens cooperation with Poland in the field of cybersecurity

The Deputy Head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, Oleksandr Potii, met with the Commander of the Polish Cyberspace Defense Forces, Karol Molenda.

On August 22, the Governments of Ukraine and Poland signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of cyber defense, and on September 1, the first meeting of the parties aimed at implementing the memorandum took place.

Experts in cybersecurity and international cooperation also took part in the meeting, discussed the roles of bodies in the defense systems of countries, their scope of activity and areas of responsibility, the work of Ukrainian and Polish response teams to cyber incidents, as well as the general ecosystem of cybersecurity and information exchange platforms.

Karol Molenda noted that Ukraine's experience is invaluable for joint development and protection against cyber threats.

Oleksandr Potiy stated that the brutal war unleashed by Russia continues on the territory of Ukraine, but cyberspace has no borders, and Russian hackers attack not only Ukraine, but also other countries - all those who support Ukrainian independence and democratic values. According to Oleksandr Potii, joining forces with partners is the key to successfully resisting hostile cyberattacks.

 "Unification of cyber potentials of Poland and Ukraine will undoubtedly benefit both our states and peoples. This will allow us to build a safe cyberspace, to resist cyber aggression together," said the Deputy Head of the State Special Communications Service.

Cooperation between Ukraine and Poland in countering threats in cyberspace and building a reliable defense against cyberattacks will continue to deepen. Within the framework of cooperation, measures are planned to exchange information and experience, conduct joint exercises, trainings, consultations, as well as other measures that will improve the level of cyber security of both countries.

"We are starting to develop concrete plans to solve new tasks and achieve new results. We will fill the Ukrainian-Polish memorandum with specific projects and programs," said Oleksandr Potii.

Source: State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine