NATO helping Ukraine with strengthening cyber defenses

00:55, 04 October 2018
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"NATO has already been helping Ukraine with strengthening its cyber defences, its cyber capabilities. We are doing that through our trust funds. We have a trust fund for cyber defence, and by providing funding and support in strengthening the cyber defences, the cyber capabilities of Ukraine," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels after a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission in NATO defense ministers' session.

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NATO also helps Ukraine with defending its own networks and own infrastructure, he said, answering a question about interaction between Ukraine and NATO in countering cyber threats during presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019.

"For instance, NATO is now helping Ukraine with setting up a cyber incident response centre, which will be one way to help them to deal with incidents or attempts to interfere or to meddle or to hack into their cyber networks.  So, we are already providing that kind of help and I promised President Poroshenko, when he was here at the NATO Summit, that NATO Allies will continue to provide support, including to the trust funds, and one of them are actually funding activities related to cyber," he said.

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