Specialists of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine participate in Cyber ​​Flag 21 cyber exercises for the first time.

As the Office of the President of Ukraine informs, the exercises are conducted on the Persistent Cyber ​​Training Environment (PCTE) online platform which is under the operational control of the US Armed Forces and provides remote access training involving individuals, groups or missions.

Cyber ​​Flag is the U.S. initiative to build a community to improve the ability to detect, synchronise, and jointly respond to harmful actions in cyber space.

The Office of the President underscores that participation in these exercises is another step on the path towards the Euro-Atlantic integration of our country, enshrined in the Constitution.

At the same time, the press service of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) announces that on 2 December, the National Cyber Security Coordination Centre of the NSDC jointly with the USAID project “Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity” will hold Grid NetWars, a training tournament on cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.

“The use of the advances cyber technologies by the Russian Federation, aimed at destroying the critical information infrastructure of Ukraine, requires urgent measures aimed at improving the efficiency of the national cyber security system, primarily strengthening the human resources responsible for cyber security,” the statement reads.

The NSDC stresses that real-time Grid NetWars training will provide best practices in identifying and counteracting cyber attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and increase the readiness of Ukrainian specialists to respond to cyber incidents of any complexity.

Bohdan Marusyak

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