How Cybersecurity Business Responds to Wartime Challenges: Second Cybersecurity Dialogue Discussion

On September 27, 2022, the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity in partnership with Aspen Institute Kyiv held the second Cybersecurity Dialogue Project event on the topic Cybersecurity Business: Wartime Challenges. About 30 experts from leading Ukrainian companies in the field of cybersecurity took part in the online event. 

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine disrupted established market relations among cyber service providers and challenged the actively developing market for cybersecurity industry goods and services. Market players had to adjust their activities, including the new challenges and threats of wartime. The Dialogue objective was to discuss the main challenges of business in cyber security that arose after February 24, 2022, in particular: 

  • Cybersecurity business wartime challenges
  • Cybersecurity services customers: current needs
  • Cybersecurity regulatory framework in Ukraine

Oleksandr Smychnikov, Business Consulting Director, 10Guards LLC, moderated the Dialogue.

During 2022–2024, 10 stakeholders dialogues will be held to discuss and find better solutions in the Сybersecurity field to build and improve Ukraine’s cyber resilience.

The Cybersecurity Dialogue Program aims to cover different topics, including the current challenges, the current situation in cyberspace, and the risks that have arisen with the full-scale Russian invasion of physical and cyberspace.

Cybersecurity Dialogue Program was made possible through support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, under a grant provided by the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity.