September 16, 2019
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 In Cybercrime

Country: Ukraine
Delegate Name: Alessandra Alkema

The advancement of new technology has resulted in transgressions that affect people from individuals at home to large communities like national infrastructure. Cybercrime, such as hacking, trafficking, fraud, blackmail, and identity theft, transpire right on the internet. The Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been assisting with the effects of cybercrime; GA resolutions have also already been passed to assist the creation of organizations such as the Global Programme on Cybercrime. This issue is important to the country of Ukraine because of the increasing number of cyberattacks within the nation’s systems and networks.

As a delegate from the country of Ukraine, we specifically acknowledge cybersecurity and detaining criminals for cyberattacks as a major and progressing issue. The cyber police department of Ukraine has reported over 1.7 million cyberattacks on government services in 2021, and this number is increasing by 10% every month. Ukraine’s government has made cybersecurity the number one priority to handle by dealing with internal and external threats with the guidance of the head of Ukraine’s cyber police, Oleksandr Grynchak. The world’s largest hacker cartels are based in the country of Ukraine and with the border nation Russia. Ukrainian cyber policemen have been working with foreign law enforcement in our ally countries, the FBI in the U.S, the NCA in the U.K, and the BKA in Germany to deal with national cybersecurity and international as well. Foreign intelligence services have been arriving in Ukraine to work with the country’s officers to chase criminals that hack into firms, but there are still many problems that need to be resolved with protection against cyber attacks.

Ukraine has had the highest number of malware attackers in Eastern Europe, and the issue is being dealt with every day inside the country. Ukraine’s cyber police have received 1.8 million dollars from the state this year to deal with cybercrime and the government encourages other countries to seek financial aid as well. The country has had officers become more skilled in their lines of work and Ukraine recommends that any other foreign nation should take action with establishing law enforcement that specializes in cyber security. Ukraine will address its own problems when dealing with cybercrime while we still work with other nations to combat the issue. Ukraine’s role will be a small associate to nations that will assist us back with cybersecurity against hackers.

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