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NSDC imposes sanctions against entities involved in cyber war

03.01.2017, 09:54

On the December 29th the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine was held, during which it were considered the issues of restrictive economic and other measures (sanctions) imposing, cyber security ensuring, critical infrastructure protection, adoption of the Doctrine of Information Security, State program of the Armed Forces development for the period through to 2020 and changes to the military-administrative division of Ukraine.

Because of the hybrid aggression of Russia against Ukraine National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine imposed sanctions against controlled by Russia legal entities, involved in the hybrid war against Ukraine in the sphere of information and cyberspace. Sanctions applied against individuals and legal entities, extended for 1 year to ensure transparency and to synchronize all the steps.

Cyber-attacks against information systems of government agencies and critical infrastructure of Ukraine, coordinated by RF, conditioned the need of urgent measures taking to strengthen the quality of cyber-defend and cyber-security systems. In particular, it is all about the improvement of legislation, standardization ensuring, the unification of software and hardware solutions for the needs of the state, the development of defended National telecommunications network, the protection of state information resources and strengthen the security and defense authorities capacities in cyberspace.

Countering to hybrid aggression requires reliable protection of critical infrastructure, especially against terrorist and sabotage attacks. To this end, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine - to implement the National Security Strategy of Ukraine - has commissioned the Cabinet of Ministers together with the Security Service of Ukraine to take urgent measures to improve the relevant system, providing appropriate legislative, organizational and resource support.

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