Ukraine strengthens cyber defense: state authorities will be able to use cloud services

Ukrainian state authorities will be able to use cloud services abroad for the secured operations of information and communication systems and public electronic registers.

Parliament has already approved draft law #7152, developed by BRDO experts in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine supported by the EU4Digital project, funded by the European Union.

Cloud services could also be used by local governments and state and municipal enterprises, institutions and organizations.

State information and its backup copies can be hosted on servers located outside the administrative-territorial borders of Ukraine. This will protect Ukrainian state information systems from Russian cyberattacks, and Ukrainian citizens will receive better protection of their data and better-protected state electronic services.

It should be noted that the range of states and entities which could provide such cloud services is limited. Thus, it is prohibited to use cloud services and data processing centers located in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, owned or located in Russia, as well as in countries or entities whose activities fall under the Law of Ukraine “On Sanctions”.