Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick and Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Jen Easterly traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine and Warsaw, Poland from February 7 to 9, 2024.
In Ukraine, Ambassador Fick and Director Easterly participated in the Kyiv International Cybersecurity Forum 2024: Resilience in Cyber Warfare and met with government officials and private sector stakeholders to emphasize the United States’ continued solidarity with Ukraine. They discussed the United States’ commitment to supporting Ukraine’s exercise of its inherent right to self-defense in cyberspace and its cyber capacity building needs, including through the efforts of the Tallinn Mechanism and CISA’s Memorandum of Cooperation with the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine.
In Poland, Ambassador Fick and Director Easterly met with government representatives to discuss cybersecurity governance and workforce development, secure and trustworthy digital ecosystems including 5G deployment, and efforts to further enhance global cyber resilience through cyber capacity building and solidarity activities supporting partners. They also exchanged views on promoting a regulatory environment that fosters – and does not stifle – digital innovation and growth.
On February 15th at 12:00pm, EDT, Ambassador Fick and Director Easterly will engage in a moderated discussion with CBS’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan at the German Marshall Fund of the United States to discuss the Ukraine portion of their trip, the criticality of continued cyber assistance to Ukraine, and lessons learned from the cyber elements of Russia’s war against Ukraine: Register here for in-person attendance or livestream link.
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Official news published at https://www.state.gov/ambassador-fick-and-director-easterlys-travel-to-ukraine-and-poland/