- The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ukraine State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection to strengthen collaboration on key cybersecurity issues.
- The agreement will expand an existing relationship between CISA and the Ukraine government on exchanging information and sharing best practices related to cybersecurity incidents, CISA announced Thursday. The relationship will also include technical exchanges on critical infrastructure and cybersecurity training and joint exercises.
- The two countries have worked closely together since before the February invasion of Ukraine by Russia, as an increasing amount of threat activity against Ukraine has spilled over into NATO and other western governments and critical infrastructure targets.
Five months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. has continued to work in close collaboration with Ukraine authorities to share information and offer support to combat nation-state activity connected to the war.
CISA Director Jen Easterly met with Ukraine officials on Wednesday to discuss the expanded agreement.
Ukraine has seen a rise in threat activity targeting government, military, nonprofit and critical infrastructure targets since before the invasion in late February.
U.S. critical infrastructure providers and allied providers in NATO countries have been on heightened alert since that time, amid fears of retaliation due to extensive economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West.