Asters is one of the first Ukrainian law firms to begin practicing in the area of cybersecurity. We have a vast experience working with governmental authorities involved in cybersecurity issues. We understand the cybersecurity requirements at the regulatory and policy level and can manage challenges that our clients face in cybersecurity domain. Our lawyers are actively involved in development of Ukrainian cybersecurity legislation.

To assist clients facing ever-expanding threats in cyberspace Asters has launched CyberDesk – an integrated platform for cybersecurity solutions, services, and advice.

Cybersecurity practice is part of the global route of our professional development in Tech & Comms fields, which also includes information technology, communications and digital media practices.

Clients: cybersecurity providers, software vendors, SaaS providers, non-governmental organizations that promote cybersecurity, operators of critical information infrastructure, state authorities, technology providers, IT service providers, banks, telecommunications, technology companies, operators of essential services, clients facing ever-expanding threats in cyberspace.

Representative experience:
  • Advising a US multinational technology company on encryption and cybersecurity regulation in Ukraine
  • Advising a US non-governmental organization on the ability of public sector to adopt bug bounty programs and use services offered by bug bounty platforms and white hackers;
  • Advising a Ukrainian provider on regulatory framework in the field of cyber security including the processing and storing state information resources and information subject to the mandatory protection; licensing requirements for provision of technical and cryptographic protection services as well as state secrets
  • Advising Ukrainian state authority on best practices of legal and regulatory measures related to cyber protection implemented in EU (including NIS Directive) and other countries; on legal issues related to identification and cyber protection of critical information infrastructures; on information security audit and  possible models of public-private collaboration in the field of cybersecurity
  • Advising the largest full-service blockchain technology company on cybersecurity issues inherent in blockchain solutions
  • Advising one of the largest American telecommunications company on issues related to the offering and delivering of telecommunication services to Ukrainian government, in particular, the creation of VPN, based on the MPLS global network architecture.
Featured services:
  • Counseling and compliance: advising on laws and regulations applicable to information security and data protection, including NIS Directive and GDPR; drafting privacy and security-related policies, programs, contracts and other documents; handling complaints and requests from individuals and regulatory bodies in connection with data leakage.
  • Government relations: representing clients before national security authorities, handling all issues regarding information security and data protection; legislative and regulatory advocacy; assisting clients with regulatory enquiries and enforcement actions.
  • Cyberincidents investigations: representing clients in disputes, litigations and investigations arising from cybersecurity incidents; overseeing and coordinating digital forensics experts, information security consultants, IT and legal staff in cyberincidents investigations.
  • Encryption: advising on regulatory and legal matters governing all aspects of encryption, including licensing, cross-border transfer and other requirements.
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