The governments of Ukraine and Poland signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of cyber defense

Today, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, State Special Communications, and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of cyber protection.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian hackers have also repeatedly attacked Poland. The signing of this document is an important step toward joining forces to repel the enemy in cyberspace.

“The first world cyber war is happening now. Therefore, joining forces and exchanging practices is a logical step in this area. With Poland, we have not only a common physical border but also common problems in cyberspace, where we are subjected to the same attacks. I am sure that together in this struggle, we will become stronger and more effective”, – Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

The memorandum will strengthen the joint fight against cybercrime and make exchanging experience and information about cyber incidents faster and more efficient.

“Cyber ​​defense is not created alone. It is always a joint effort. Too much when we are all under the same threat. If you think you are safe because you have EU cyber regulations in place and you work together in the Union, the threat will come from outside, as it has. We are signing this important Memorandum of Understanding to work together with our Ukrainian partners, to know more about the dangers we face, to learn from each other, and to become more resilient to cyber threats,” said Janusz Cieszynski, State Secretary for Digitalization of the Republic of Poland, Govt. Cyber ​​Security Commissioner.

Also, Ukraine and Poland will increase their presence in the international arena: participation in international organizations, speeches at cyber conferences, multilateral formats of dialogue, and consultations. In addition, the parties will prevent the spread of fakes and disinformation in the information space.

“The cyber war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine showed the importance of uniting the international community to counter aggression in cyberspace. Joining forces with partners has become one of the pillars of successfully resisting enemy cyberattacks. This experience should be disseminated and become the basis for forming a collective system of cyber protection of the democratic world. Thanks to the signing of the memorandum, we will be able to share the acquired skills and abilities much more actively with our reliable friends from Poland,” stressed the head of the State Special Forces Yuriy Shchygol.

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