Ukrainians to be taught how to fight back in information war

Dmitry Zolotukhin, Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, made a report ‘Information war: Ukrainian experience’ at a conference on information security in Vilnius.

15 September 2015 11:20

In his speech, the Adviser to the Minister emphasized that the information security becomes an urgent issue in the leading European countries.

According to Dmitry Zolotukhin, the implementation of a new project is expected to commence in Ukraine under auspice of the EED (European Endowment for Democracy) Fund. The project is focusing on familiarizing journalists, bloggers and public activists with OSINT-techniques (Open Source Intelligence Techniques) that are used by Bellingcat, BBC and OCCRP experts.

As part of the project, trainings will be carried out on how to search for and process information from open sources, check news for veracity, identify corruption schemes and create unique content for the benefit of local communities.

Primarily, the trainings will be introduced in the cities that are most sensitive to cyber threats, namely Kharkiv, Odesa, Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk, Mariupol, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, etc.