KICRF is initiated by the National Coordination Center for Cyber Security of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and CRDF Global. This year's event is supported by the U.S. Department of State.

The Forum is joined by the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Technological partners include Cyber Unit Technologies and the Institute of Cyber Warfare Research.

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  • Accumulating practical Ukrainian experience of managing cyber threats
  • Identifying areas for improving cybersecurity and cyber resilience
  • Creating a professional national cybersecurity community
  • Engagement and collaboration with international partners on all the digital space security and stability matters
  • Showcasing resilience of the Ukrainian cybersecurity system and the potential for its development

February 7, 2024

Among the key speakers:
Oleksii Danilov (Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine)
Mykhailo Fedorov (Vice Prime Minister for Innovations,
Development of Education, Science & Technologies — Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine)
Rustem Umerov (Minister of Defense of Ukraine)
Dmytro Kuleba (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)
Nathaniel Fick (Special Envoy, Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, U.S. Department of State)
Mart Noorma (Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)
Jen Easterly (Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Juhan Lepasaar (Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).


  • Formal Opening with the highest State Officials
  • Key Speakers’ presentations
  • Panel Discussion: The Role of Cybersecurity in Contemporary Wars: Ukraine's Experience and Key Lessons to the World
  • Panel Discussion: Application of International Law to Cyber Warfare
  • Panel Discussion: Cyber Diplomacy – Advancing and Protecting National Interests in Cyberspace
  • Panel Discussion: Strategies for the Future – Innovations and Public-Private Partnerships for Strengthening Countries’ Cyber Resilience


  • Session: Security and Protection of Critical Infrastructures
  • Session: Countering Hybrid Threats



  • Session: Using Innovations for Victory
  • Session: Brave1
  • National Cybersecurity Cluster Meeting


  • Session: The Role of Cybersecurity for Business
  • Workshops and Research Presentations
  • National Information Resilience Cluster Meeting


  • International and national entities dealing with cybersecurity and shaping a cyber policy
  • Business executives, representatives of sponsors and vendors
  • Donors interested in supporting cybersecurity initiatives
  • Potential investors in the development of Ukrainian digital technologies, interested in cybersecurity, defense, and security innovations
  • Cybersecurity and IT technical specialists willing to keep up with latest trends and technological solutions