Yanukovych Tells Cabinet And SBU To Submit Proposals For Counteraction To Cybercrime

cyberPresident Viktor Yanukovych has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to develop and submit proposals for creating a national integrated system of counteraction to cybercrime to the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) by February 11, 2011, president’s decree No. 1119 of December 10 declares.

The president’s decree put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of November 17 on challenges and threats to Ukraine’s national security in 2011.

The government shall have discussed improvement of the national information policy and put forward the related proposals to the president by March 11, 2011.

The Cabinet of Ministers shall have developed and approved a plan for enhancing efficiency in coverage performance of executive power by March 11, 2011.

The Cabinet of Ministers jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) shall have outlined and approved a list of facilities which are important to ensure national security and national defense and which need urgent protection from cyber attacks.

As Ukrainian News reported, in September, the Verkhovna Rada entitled the Ministry of Internal Affairs to maintain contacts with the countries signed the Convention on Cybercrime to provide assistance in investigation of crimes related to computer systems and data.

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