Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 19
11:00 AM

ODESAVira Yastrebova, lawyer, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravosazahisna Grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Crimes of the occupiers in the occupied territories;
– How Ukrainians are forced to become russian citizenship;
– Humanitarian and security situation;
– Forced mobilization
12:00 PMODESADenys Yastreb, general director of the National Association of Insurers of Ukraine (online);

Topics of focus:

– How the insurance market works during the war;
– Impact of shipping blockade on marine insurance services;
– How do people get insurance payments for their damaged or destroyed property?
– New insurance services – cybersecurity, insurance against military and political risks
02:00 PMODESARoman Drach, нead of the pyrotechnic work group of the special emergency and rescue group of the Main department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Odesa region, who recently returned from the de-occupied territories (in person);

Topics of focus: 

– Experience of Odesa specialists in demining and pyrotechnic works in Donetsk region;
– What “surprises” were prepared by the occupiers;
– How Western equipment helped with demining
12:00 PMKYIV– Roman Rudak, Deputy Director of the Department for Emergency Prevention at the State Emergency Service of Ukraine;

– Oleksandr Khorunzhyy, Press Officer of the State Emergency Service
Fire and mine safety in forests
1:00 PMKYIVDenys Marchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council (in person)Grain Deal and Ukraine’s agriculture current state

Topics for focus:
– Grain Deal operation
– Challenges of the sowing campaign for Ukrainian farmers;
– Ukraine’s current agriculture state
2:00 PMKYIV– Andrii Davydiuk, Deputy Head of the Department of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine;

– Volodymyr Kondrashov, spokesperson of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine;

– Serhii Prokopenko, Head of the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center Support Department at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC);

– Oleksandr Fedienko, Head of the Subcommittee on Digital and Smart Infrastructure, Electronic Communications, Cybersecurity, and Cybersecurity of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Digital Transformation;

– Vitalii Zubok, Doctor of Technical Sciences, G.E. Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;

– Mykola Khudyntsev, NGO International University of Cybersecurity;

– Mykhailo Komissaruk, Member of the UIA Board;

– Ivan Petukhov, President the of Adamant LLC, a UIA member company
Special event: Security balance – how to protect Internet users in Ukraine from phishing attacks?

Topics for focus:

– Key threats to personal and financial data of Ukraine citizens in cyberspace and opportunities for their protection provided by the state;
– Key risks to freedom of speech and risks of censorship in Ukraine;
– Finding a balance between controlling the work of intruders, the need to protect rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the need to attract financial and time resources of Internet providers to protect customers from threats

Why is it interesting?
According to experts of the State Service for Special Communications, the focus of Russian attackers has shifted from unsuccessful attempts to stop the operation of infrastructure or telecommunications facilities to espionage and personal data retrieval. Countering phishing attacks is an essential component of building a defense system and involves joint and coordinated work of government agencies and providers

In early 2023, at the request of the National Security Council of Ukraine, a phishing domain filtering system was created as part of the National Domain Name Service. The system, which was introduced following this request, obliges providers to block resources that distribute phishing emails automatically. The decision drew criticism from ISPs, who expressed reservations about the system’s possible use for censorship on the Internet. The system’s developers believe that this solution will help to more effectively prevent espionage by Russian special services, while the system contains mechanisms for public and civic control.