Analysis of the ways of improvement of Ukraine – NATO cooperation on cybersecurity issues

Keywords: cybersecurity, cybercrime, information war, cyberattack, cyberthreat, cyberspace

Abstract

Recent events in Ukraine have shown that, along with the advancement of information technology, methods of conducting modern warfare are being enhanced. Cyberspace is deliberately used by the Russian Federation to commit cyber warfare against Ukraine. Therefore, in order to address their influence effectively, it is important not only successfully deal with its consequences but also to foresee the potential adversaryʼs actions by analyzing their previous operations and incorporating the lessons learned by other countries.

Across the globe, including Ukraine, the issue of information security and cyberattacks has become exceedingly urgent. Everybody is aware of the ongoing attacks on information networks of various government agencies and energy firms, cyberattacks on e-mail networks of political parties and organizations around the world. Likewise, despite the steadily growing numbers, cyberattack cases against the individuals and private businesses are not reported as widely as they occur.

As a result, The North Atlantic Alliance countries began tackling the issue of cyberthreats much earlier than Ukraine. Consequently, NATO and its allies rely on powerful and robust cyber defenses to ensure the Alliance's core tasks of collective defense.

The article discusses methods and strategies for providing cyber defense in NATO member states and recommends ways to increase the level of protection in the state's cyber space, as part of Ukraineʼs national security and defense domain.

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Author Biographies

Volodymyr Shypovskyi, The National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi

Senior research officer of Research Section of the Educational and Research Center of Strategic Communications in the Sphere of National Security and Defense

Volodymyr Cherneha , The National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi

Ph.D in Technical Science, Docent of Department of Information Technology and Information Security Employment, Institute of the Troops (Forces) Support and Information Technologies

Serhiy Marchenkov , Zhytomyr Military institute

Head of Department of Information Warfare

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Shypovskyi, V., Cherneha , V., & Marchenkov , S. (2020). Analysis of the ways of improvement of Ukraine – NATO cooperation on cybersecurity issues. Social Development and Security, 10(2), 11-15. https://doi.org/10.33445/sds.2020.10.2.2
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