EU supports cybersecurity in Ukraine with over €10 million

  • Date: 21/10/22
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The EU will spend more than €10 million by February 2023 to strengthen cybersecurity and keep public services available in Ukraine. The ‘EU Support to Strengthen Cyber Security in Ukraine’ project is providing a rapid response to the country’s cybersecurity and data security needs.

The Estonian e-Governance Academy is implementing the project, which began in March 2022. It focuses on three main areas that influence public service provision in Ukraine, online and offline. Firstly, the EU supports the Trembita secure data exchange platform and the management of public registries, including identifying and neutralising possible cyber threats. Secondly, the EU helps protect critical infrastructure and public data, including the replacement of destroyed equipment. Thirdly, the EU provides security tools to enable operational staff to maintain and service critical public infrastructure.

Ambassador Matti Maasikas, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine said that we are witnessing how cyberspace is also a battlefield. “The European Union supports Ukraine in securing its cyberspace because it has a significant influence on the stability of the country and its citizens’ lives. Digital services and remote service provision are vitally important right now.”

The project supports Ukrainian beneficiaries in increasing cybersecurity and data security in line with best practices and standards that safeguard fundamental freedoms. Hannes Astok, the Executive Director of the e-Governance Academy said: “During the past six months, we have delivered the most critical resources to Ukraine, and it has kept digital Ukraine online.”

“We are grateful to the EU for supporting Ukraine’s critical infrastructure,” said Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. “Our digital state that consists of both Diia mobile application and Diia web portal, continues to serve and help citizens, meanwhile government data is secured.”

Background information:

Press release.

Read more about EU solidarity with UkraineEU assistance to Ukraine

and more detailed information about EU sanctions and aid.

Read the EU4Digital message on the situation in Ukraine.