On July 6-7, a delegation of representatives of Ukraine’s key cybersecurity actors visited NATO Headquarters, NATO’s Allied Command and the NATO Communications and Information Agency as part of the C4 Knowledge Exchange Project of the NATO-Ukraine Comprehensive Assistance Package Trust Fund.
The event was attended by representatives of the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine, and the Office of the Prosecutor General. With the assistance of NATO Headquarters’ Emerging Security Challenges Division and the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, the participants had the opportunity to learn about NATO structures involved in cybersecurity.
In particular, as part of the rich program of the visit, briefings were held by the Cyber Operations Center (CyOC) and the J6 Directorate of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the NATO Communications and Information Agency, namely the NATO Cyber Security Center (NCSC), the Enterprise Service Operations Center (ESOC), as well as NATO Headquarters structures – the Office of the NATO Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the Office of Emerging Security Challenges, the C3 Secretariat, the Joint Intelligence and Security Directorate, including the NATO Security Office, and the Operations Division.
The Ukrainian delegation made an overview presentation on Ukraine’s cybersecurity system and lessons learned from the ongoing cyber war, as well as presented needs and proposals for future cooperation with NATO in the field of cybersecurity.
On the NATO side, the meetings were opened by the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyberspace at the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Natalia Tkachuk, Secretary of the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity. The discussion was moderated by the Director of the NATO Cyber Operations Center and the NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.