Ukraine prepares move of sensitive data out of country

Ukraine is preparing to relocate sensitive data and servers outside the country in case of an emergency, according to Victor Zhora, the deputy chief of Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection. Zhora told Reuters that Ukrainians want to be ready for the possibility of a Russian attempt to seize sensitive government documents. 

Zhora emphasised that his department is preparing a contingency plan and that relocating the information technology data infrastructure abroad is only ‘plan B or C.’ Such a plan could only be activated after Ukrainian lawmakers approve regulatory changes, Zhora explained. Government agencies would also have to determine whether to keep their operations running inside the country or evacuate them on a case-by-case basis.