Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression EU has rapidly supported the cybersecurity and data security needs of Ukrainian public authorities to keep public services available during the war. The Estonian e-Governance Academy leads the implementation of a total budget of over 10 million euro.
“We are witnessing how the cyberspace is also 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,” Ambassador Matti Maasikas, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, said.
The project focuses on three main areas that mainly influence public service provision in Ukraine online and offline. Firstly, the EU supports the secure data exchange platform Trembita and management of government registers, including identification and neutralisation of possible cyber threats. Secondly, the EU helps protect critical infrastructure and government data, including replacement of destroyed hardware. Thirdly, the EU provides protection equipment enabling operational staff to support and maintain critical government infrastructure.
“We are grateful to the EU for supporting Ukraine's critical infrastructure. Our digital state, consists of both Diia mobile application and Diia web portal, continues to serve and help citizens, meanwhile government data is secured," Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, noted.
“Our team in Estonia and Ukraine are working with huge dedication and passion to provide the vital and critical resources as quickly as possible to Ukrainian counterparts. During the six months, we have delivered the most critical resources to Ukraine, and it has kept digital Ukraine online,” Hannes Astok, the Executive Director of the e-Governance Academy, said.