Ukraine cyber agency enlists Radware to protect government networks

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Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP), the government body tasked with performing a similar cyber function to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has implemented network protection services from Radware as the country’s fight against Russia continues.

The SSSCIP is now using Radware’s Cloud DDoS Protection and Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, offered on a pro-bono basis, to improve its technical cyber defence capabilities in the face of highly aggressive and persistent cyber attacks.

The SSSCIP team said it chose Radware for a comprehensive threat detection and mitigation service to protect a number of critical Ukrainian government web services, all of which have been on the receiving end of volumetric cyber attacks across multiple vectors from both nation state threat actors and individuals acting in support of Moscow’s war.

As previously reported, such attacks began some time prior to the actual kinetic invasion of Ukraine, ramping up dramatically in the days immediately prior to the attack on 24 February.

“It’s our top priority to protect the IT infrastructure in Ukraine,” said Victor Zhora, deputy chief of Ukraine’s SSSCIP. “Radware has helped us shield our networks, protect our applications and bolster the resilience of our IT infrastructure.”

Yoav Gazelle, chief business officer at Radware, added: “With cyber playing a bigger role in international conflicts, the internet has become its own battle ground.

“Designed to ready organisations against emerging threats, our real-time mitigation solutions and emergency response teams work 24/7 to detect and automatically block the most sophisticated attacks, including zero-day and unknown DDoS attacks.”

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