The Security Service of Ukraine opened the first situational center for cyber security.
“This is the first situational center, we have already launched it into work, and the second situational center, I hope, will soon be launched by the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine … In the long term … such situational centers will be opened in other agencies such as Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Emergency Service of Ukraine that will interact with our situational center and the situation center of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine”, – said Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, during the opening of the situational center for cyber security in Kyiv.
The head of the Security Service of Ukraine explained that, in addition to protecting the state infrastructure, there is a willingness to provide assistance and support to private companies, large and small. “If the business is interested in working with us, we invite everyone to cooperate, we are ready to show you how to organize an effective cyber defense system. Of course, this requires a certain situation to install sensors that will detect an early hacker’s attacks. We will help anyone in this cases.”, – he added.
The head of the SSU at the opening of the center thanked the partners. “You know that the Trust Fund was founded in due time … Thanks to the efforts of Ukraine-NATO, the efforts of our partners, we managed to get excellent equipment, good software, as soon as possible, we renovated the premises, installed this equipment, tested it and have already started to work on this equipment “, – said Hrytsak.
He has reminded that within the last several years Ukraine and first of all public sector were exposed to numerous cyber attacks.
“In 2017 we have recorded more than 50 such attacks”, – the head of the Security Service of Ukraine has added.
At the same time he has emphasized that Ukraine has learned to resist to these calls rather effectively.