In September 2023, CRDF Global Senior Operations Manager Mykhailo ‘Misha’ Verych was awarded 2nd Degree Medal from the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, a prestigious State Award which recognizes outstanding civilian contributions to Ukraine’s national security. In the award citation, NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov recognized Misha’s personal efforts and professionalism in support of the national security and defense of Ukraine, as well as his cooperation with the staff of the NSDC.
This honor marks the second occasion in which Misha has received a commendation from the NSDC. In 2021, he received the 3rd Degree Medal, as mentioned here.
Verych leads CRDF Global’s cybersecurity programs from the company’s Europe and Eurasia regional Hub based in Kyiv, Ukraine. In the period of time since his first NSCD award, Verych has played a central role in the expansion of CRDF Global’s cybersecurity offerings, as described here. Congratulations to Misha on this significant honor.