Cyber support to Ukraine helps better protect Ireland against cyber threats
The non-lethal aid the NCSC has provided to Ukraine has helped in Ireland preventing and addressing cyber attacks
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has outlined how the non-lethal support it has provided to Ukraine during the Russia and Ukraine conflict has helped in Ireland’s fight against cyber attacks. Dr Richard Browne, Director of the NCSC, addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs this week and noted that supporting Ukraine with cyber security expertise not only aligns with Ireland’s moral responsibility but also enhances their own protection. The NCSC gains valuable insights from Ukraine’s experiences, including details on indicators of compromise and tactics used in cyber threats.
Commenting on the NCSC’s assistance to Ukraine, Pat Larkin, Director at Ekco, highlighted the importance of strong cooperation at national and international levels for effective cyber protection. He also emphasised the benefits of providing aid, which far outweigh the associated risks.
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