eGA to improve cybersecurity competences in Ukrainian public sector
In cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the e-Governance Academy started activities to improve the cybersecurity competences of Ukrainian public sector organisations. In particular, the focus of the activities is to increase the capacity of Ukrainian state authorities to assess the security of their information systems and to establish the necessary procedures for security testing.
Within the project “Cyber Security Readiness in Ukrainian Public Authorities”, eGA cyber experts will guide Ukrainian cyber specialists in designing, commissioning and conducting security tests and training the heads of institutions to understand the need for security testing.
During the project, selected public authorities will conduct a sample test of mission-critical systems. As a result of the tests, critical information system owners can take appropriate steps to prevent real cyber attacks.
According to Aleksey Vyskub, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, secure information systems of state agencies are crucial for the success of digital reforms in Ukraine.
“We want to work effectively with our partners to increase cybersecurity competences of Ukrainian government agencies and implement procedures for assessing and testing the security of government information systems. Security and resilience of information systems are crucial to offer trustworthy and sustainable digital services for citizens,” said Vyskub.
The project “Cyber Security Readiness in Ukrainian Public Authorities” is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and USAID.