On 23 October 2020, Ukraine and Slovenia held via videoconference the first ever cyberconsultations under the presidency of Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar and State Secretary of the MFA of Slovenia Tone Kajzer.
The Ukrainian inter-agency delegation included representatives of the National Coordination Cybersecurity Center, Security Service, Ministry of Defence, Cyberpolice Department, Foreign Intelligence and State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection.
The Slovenian inter-agency delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Administration for Information Security and National Cyber Security Incident Response Centre.
The Slovenian experts briefed the Ukrainian colleagues about Slovenia’s achievements in monitoring and neutralizing threats of the cyber origin, as well as country’s national cyber security strategy.
The participants discussed major contemporary trends in cyber space protection, essential tendencies to neutralize global cyber threats and possible perspective fields of future bilateral interaction in this sphere.
The Ukrainian experts shared their experience in countering the 2014-2020 large-scaled cyber-attacks over electronic and governmental resources, guided and financed by Russian Federation.
It was particularly emphasized that cyber terrorism and targeted malware dissemination became one of essential pillars of Russia-led “hybrid war” against Ukraine.
Among other issues that have been discussed during the meeting were the Ukraine-Slovenia cooperation in strengthening the safe international Internet space through the platforms of NATO, OSCE and the UN, as well as cooperation within the cyberprotection State sectors.