The United States and Ukraine on Tuesday held the third cyberdialogue in Kiev. As noted in the state Department, “this dialogue emphasizes the desire of both countries to provide an open, operationally compatible, reliable and secure cyberspace, in which all States behave responsibly.”
Representatives of the United States and Ukraine discussed the latest news in the field of national cyber security policy, concerns with the development of 5G networks, capacity cyberportal and ciberpolitica international issues, including cooperation in multilateral platforms. The delegations discussed ongoing and planned projects of assistance from the United States in terms of cyber security, developed in cooperation with the Ukrainian side, including the strengthening of cyber security of key infrastructure projects, developing and implementing cyber strategies, strengthening cyber defense, strategy, incident response, information exchange and training of specialists. These projects complement the cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine on other issues of cybersecurity.
The United States has pledged additional assistance in the field of cyber security in the amount of $ 8 million in addition to 10 million allocated in 2017. Part of these funds will be directed in support of the new project of the U.S. Agency for international development, which planned for four years to invest $ 38 million to the strengthening of cyberportal Ukraine. In addition, the Federal Bureau of investigation handed the Ukrainian police certificate of appreciation for assistance in prosecution of cybercriminals.
The American delegation was headed by Deputy head of U.S. diplomatic mission in Ukraine, Joseph Pennington, and Ukrainian interdepartmental delegation – the head of Department for international security Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Ruslan Nimchinsky.