Protection of Cyberspace as a Component of Ukraine's Information Security

Pavlo Katerynchuk
2018 Mediaforum : Analytics, Forecasts, Information Management  
Cyber security and cyber space of Ukraine remained for a long time out of the attention of domestic researchers and, therefore, civil servants. For more than 20 years, the young Ukrainian state did not waste its efforts on the formation of not only effective and reliable troops, but also information security. The government did not endeavored to strengthen the country's defense, and only weakened its lack of progress in fighting corruption and the dominance of Russian media and intelligence. As
more » ... nd intelligence. As a result, in the spring of 2014, after a long confrontation between the regime of Viktor Yanukovych and the citizens of Ukraine, Russia failed to conduct special operations with the aim of annexing the Crimea and facilitate the war in Donbas. Not the least role in this played a raid for information and factors cyber Russian hackers for the purpose of paralyzing government agencies and influence on public opinion in Ukraine through Russian-controlled media. As a result of prolonged and massive cyber attacks, Ukrainian state structures, the banking system, industrial facilities and private business suffered significant material and reputational losses. At the same time in Ukraine began to realize the seriousness of cyber security as a component of national security and contribute to creating cyber police, national cyber security strategy, acceptance of a number of regulations on cyber security, strengthening public defense for the protection of domestic cyber space. At the moment, Ukraine is on the way to rethinking the role of cyber security and the formation of a national system of protection against cyber threats.
doi:10.31861/mediaforum.2018.6.57-70 fatcat:gkr6nkygfrb7taupuvm6qcsgly