Today, the State Concern Ukroboronprom and the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Foundation) signed a grant agreement for the allocation of US $ 200,000 to increase the level of the concern's cyber defense.
As stated in the press service of Ukroboronprom, this is the first victory of the concern in an international scientific and technical competition, as well as the first grant aimed specifically at increasing the innovative component of defense production security.
“Our team at Ukroboronprom has significantly stepped up efforts to improve the cybersecurity level of critical infrastructure and ensure compliance with international information security standards. This allows the concern to become a reliable partner for high-tech foreign manufacturers of weapons and military equipment, as well as to carry out international technology transfer in the future, ”said Yuriy Gusev, Director General of Ukroboronprom.
According to the concern, its information and telecommunication systems (ITS) in the first half of 2021 were subjected to 12,415 cyber attacks, or an average of 69 attacks per day. Most of them were blocked in advance, the press service noted.