Oleksandr Danchenko: Finally, against the backdrop of this hybrid war, Ukraine has a law on cybersecurity

On October 5, the parliament finally adopted the draft law of Ukraine “On the basic principles of ensuring cybersecurity of Ukraine”.

The law provides for the defining and introduction into the legislative field of such terms as cyber-attack, cybercrime, cyber threats, and critical infrastructure.

The authority connected with ensuring the security of cyberspace will be exercised by the State Special Communications Service, the National Police, the Security Service, the General Staff, the National Bank, and the Ministry of Defense. Coordination will be carried out through the National Security and Defense Council.

“We are living in the time of a hybrid war and we are constantly confronted with various levels of cyber threats. Adoption of the law on cybersecurity will allow Ukraine to create an effective cyber defense system at all levels. This applies not only to public authorities, but also to business. Because the media, banks, large industrial enterprises also belong to critical infrastructure facilities and have to protect their own information systems.

The provisions of the draft law are aimed at strengthening the defense capacity of the country,” says Oleksandr Danchenko, one of the co-authors of the law.

All the comments of the Main Scientific and Expert Department of the Verkhovna Rada and experts of the industry were taken into account before the second reading. Following the discussion of MPs’ amendments, the law “On the basic principles of ensuring the cybersecurity of Ukraine” was adopted by a majority of votes.

Let us remind you that on March 16, 2016, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved the “Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine”.

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