Ukraine and US Increase Cyber Cooperation Efforts Against Russia

Ukraine and US Increase Cyber Cooperation Efforts Against Russia

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( – For years, cybersecurity risks have been escalating around the world, and not just for governments. Hackers target companies, networks, and individuals as people increasingly conduct work and personal business online. Such threats are often greater when a nation is at war, including those against Ukraine as it battles its invader, Russia. But, the defending country just signed a new memorandum with the US to give itself a security boost.

On Wednesday, July 27, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP) announced a partnership. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) will focus on three aspects:

  • Training and collaborative exercises
  • Security infrastructure developments
  • Incident intel and best practices exchanges

The groups hope this collaboration will cut down on Russian cyber aggression that’s been prevalent before and during the invasion. An example includes the hacking of Viasat, a California business that works with militaries around the world, likely targeted to hurt Ukraine’s communication before the invasion.

The nations also hope the new partnership will increase Ukraine’s ability to fight off cyberattacks during the ongoing war. CISA Director Jen Easterly tweeted that she was “super grateful for the partnership” and emphasized how it would “collectively defend against global cybersecurity threats.”

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