February 15, 2021, Kyiv – The Gas TSO of Ukraine joined the USAID project “Cybersecurity of Ukraine’s Critical Infrastructure” by signing a memorandum of cooperation with the project partners in the development of information security and protection capabilities.
The partnership opens up new opportunities in the field of enhancing the cybersecurity of the gas transportation system of Ukraine. In particular, it will help strengthen the GTSOU information security management system, as well as prepare it for certification according to the international standard ISO 27001.
“The danger of cyberattacks on various objects of critical infrastructure in the world is constantly growing. Stable gas supply not only to millions of Ukrainian, but also to our European partners depends on the work of the Ukrainian GTS. Therefore, the issue of security for GTSOU is of primary importance, including information security. Participation in this project will make the work of the GTS more resilient to challenges by attracting the best international practices in the field of cyber security”, – commented Sergiy Makogon, CEO of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine.
The USAID (United States Agency for International Development) global project “Cybersecurity of Ukraine’s Critical Infrastructure” was launched in May 2020. The project aims to make Ukraine’s critical infrastructure more resilient to cyber attacks by building relationships of trust and cooperation among key stakeholders in the field of cybersecurity representing the government, private business, academia and civil society.