CyberNB, the New Brunswick group that promotes cybersecurity, has signed a multi-year agreement with Ukraine, which will help its partners bid for work in the country.

CyberNB is a non-profit that coordinates industry, government, and academia to encourage innovation and maturity in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure protection. The organization has a group of partners across Canada that have joined its Critical Infrastructure Protection Network, or CIPnet.

This week, CyberNB signed an agreement with the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection, which will allow CIPnet members to bid on Ukrainian contracts.

In June, the International Monetary Fund agreed to lend the Ukraine government US$5 billion to support its slowing economy, and it’s understood one priority will be to upgrade the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure.