The Computer Security Incident Response Team of the National Bank of Ukraine (CSIRT-NBU) operating as part of the NBU Cyber Security Center has joined the Task Force on Computer Security Incident Response Teams (TF-CSIRT).
Becoming a TF-CSIRT member paves the way for the NBU to the global community of combating and responding to cyber incidents.
CSIRT-NBU received the recommendation for accessing TF-CSIRT from the Swiss computer security incident response team (SWITCH-CERT) that paid a visit to the NBU in November 2021 and highly praised the accomplishments of the CSIRT-NBU team.
According to the vote of the TF-CSIRT members that took place on 6 February 2022, the NBU team became a LISTED member of TF-CSIRT enabling joint efforts in counteracting present cyber threats with response teams from all around the world.
“TF-CSIRT membership for the NBU team means compliance with the global cyber security standards. Furthermore, this gives CSIRT-NBU the status worthy of trust of other international teams,” noted Ihor Konovalov, Director of the NBU’s Security Department.
Ihor Konovalov said that acquiring the status is the first step for CSIRT-NBU on the way to full-fledged integration into the community of cybersecurity incident response teams.
“In 2022, CSIRT-NBU intends to receive the ACCREDITED status of TF-CSIRT that awards the access to special services of the global community. Also the team intends to become a member at Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), which engages cybersecurity incident response teams all over the globe in cybersecurity initiatives.
In 2017, the Cybersecurity Center of the National Bank of Ukraine was established to join and coordinate cybersecurity efforts in banking and financial sector of Ukraine. In 2018, the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CSIRT-NBU) began operating as part of the Cybersecurity Center.
TF-CSIRT (Task Force on Computer Security Incident Response Teams) and FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) are international communities of over a hundred cyber security incident response teams from different countries sharing information for cybersecurity cooperation.