Ukrainian Academy of Cybersecurity

Ukrainian Academy of Cybersecurity (UACS) is a professional non-profit public organization established to promote the development of an extensive network and ecosystem of education and training of productive forces in the field of cyber security through partnerships between government institutions, the academic community and the industry.
UACS fulfills its goal by creating new ones and participating in the implementation of existing successful programs aimed at opening up opportunities for involving all parties interested in the partnership and fostering innovations in the educational sphere, supporting progressive methods of developing a professional cyber community to ensure the goals of sustainable development in the era of digital transformation.

Meet the Team
in EnCycLEd Project

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Andrii Paziuk

Andri Paziuk is the CEO, Vice President, and Co-founder of the UACS responsible for managing staff and activities. He participated in the US Department of States Fulbright professional development program in National Security and Cybersecurity Governance at American University Washington College of Law. He has been Associate Professor in International Cybersecurity Law at Taras Shevchenko National University since 2012. He managed the Cybersecurity Curriculum Development Program for vocational schools and colleges in Ukraine in 2018/19, National Cybersecurity Occupational Standards Task Force of SSSCIP as Deputy Chair in 2021/22; Cybersecurity Preparedness Lead and Senior Advisor of the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity/DAI Global LLC (2020/21). He is currently also a non-staff Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine in charge of cybersecurity and digital resilience.
In the project, Andrii will manage engagements with the network of Ukrainian vocational schools and universities, the professional cybersecurity community, and governmental cybersecurity stakeholders.

Maryna Yevdokymenko

Maryna Yevdokymenko is the Program Development Lead at the UACS, Professor of V.V. Popovskyy Infocommunication Engineering Department of the National University of Radio Electronics/NURE (Kharkiv, Ukraine), International coordinator of the Infocommunications faculty, Expert of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance in Ukraine. She has over 12 years of experience in infocommunication engineering, including wireless network standards, security in wireless networks, protecting information in telecommunication networks and cloud environments, means of detecting and countering attacks in wireless networks and ensuring network resilience.
In this project, Maryna will be responsible for curriculum development and teaching an innovative cybersecurity micro-credential training program for teachers and students.

Picture of Maryna Yevdokymenko of UACS.