Announced on October 23, the Ukrainian National Center for Cybersecurity Coordination and IP3 Corporation, a leading energy security developer, are launching a Collective Defense AI Fusion Center (CDAIC) in the Ukraine that enables Ukraine and its allies to defend together in cybersecurity. IP3 will work with IronNet, Inc. (“IronNet”), the leading collective defense platform, to deploy its IronRadarSM early warning system as part of the CDAIC program and its IronDome® for collective defense that enables the sharing of threat Intelligence at machine speed.
This announcement follows President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of October 17 regarding the protection and ensuring the safety of the functioning of critical infrastructure and energy facilities in the conditions of hostilities. This is stated in decree No. 695 of October 17, 2023.
Ukraine and its energy infrastructure have been the target of sustained cyber-attacks from Russia and its axis of aggressors for more than a decade with an exponential escalation since the invasion of the Ukraine in 2022.
The Chairman of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov said, “The provision of proper cyber protection, primarily of our critical infrastructure facilities as well as of our security and defense forces, is an urgent task for Ukraine today. Ukraine is making the maximum efforts to build an efficient platform to defend against Russia with partners in the cyber domain. The Ukrainian Government is building the widest possible alliance of partners with IP3 and IronNet to create a modern and innovative cyber security architecture. This alliance will allow Ukraine to strengthen the capabilities of the state significantly in the cyber domain as well as increase the resilience and efficient rapid response time to cyber incidents.”
Linda Zecher, CEO of IronNet said, “We are pleased to be deploying IronRadar and IronDome as part of the CDAIC program. Leveraging the network effects of peer threat correlation is a powerful way to combat the nation-state level cyberattacks that Ukraine faces. IronNet’s collective defense technology forming part of Ukraine’s security infrastructure is a vital step forward as we continue to drive shared situational awareness for cyber security operations centers worldwide.”
Rear Admiral Hewitt, CEO of IP3 International said, “We are delighted to partner with the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council and the National Cyber Security Coordination Center to bring the Collective Defense AI Fusion Center to fruition. Ukraine’s energy infrastructure needs urgent defending; we are highly committed to reinforcing Ukraine’s defenses through this partnership, ensuring the nation’s security remains steadfast.”
For more information, see the news release.