The United States will provide over $5 million in new cyber assistance, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch announced during the first United States-Ukraine Bilateral Cyber Dialogue in Kyiv on Sept. 29.
The additional funds will go to help Ukraine improve its ability to prevent, mitigate, and respond to cyberattacks.
Yovanovitch announced the sum in a bid to underly a bilateral meeting between the two countries’ national security apparatuses with concrete action.
The meeting brought together Ukrainian representatives of the National Bank, Ministry of Defense, the National Security and Defense Council, the State Security Service, the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the American side, officials from the Department of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Energy, and Homeland Security were present, along with FBI members.
The Trump Administration also sent Joshua Steinman, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council to the meeting.