Improving information and cyber security in eastern and central Ukraine – sharing experience (2020-21)

Improving information and cyber security in eastern and central Ukraine – sharing experience 2020-21

International Visegrad Fund: https://www.visegradfund.org/

The overall objective of this project is to improve protection of personal data and information security of citizens in the two chosen regions in eastern and central Ukraine. There will be two separate five-days trainings. Exact location will be chosen according to the security and epidemiological situation. As such, the design of this project reflects the demand of the local population expressed during previous development and research work conducted by Team4Ukraine in the regions. Importantly, the project reacts to the situation in Ukraine, which is often regarded as a testing ground for cyberattacks (BlackEnergy, Petya Malware, DDoS attacks…) and information attacks (abuse of social networks, fake news, troll factories and propaganda in general…) These attacks have a direct impact on the functioning of democratic processes. Following up on consultations with key institutional and organizational players in the region, the project focuses on two sides of the cyber and information security issue – prevention and redress of the attacks, interactions between cyber and information warfare. The project therefore engages with NGOs, local journalists, students and facilitator who will share the skills and knowledge further. Project activities are designed with regards to sustainability (organizational sustainability, technical sustainability and ownership).

NGO Information Centre Maidan Monitoring: https://maidan.org.ua/en/

Slovak Security Policy Institute: https://slovaksecurity.org/

Poland-Ukraine Research Centre: www.polukr.net

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