Initial review of the implementation of Concept 'Cybershield of Kazakhstan' has been conducted in Astana
The issues to counter cyber threats were under discussion in the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan.
The Senate held a meeting with the leaders of interested government agencies on the implementation of the Concept of Cyber Security 'Cyber shield of Kazakhstan' chaired by the head of the Committee on International Relations, Defense and Security of the Senate, Dariga Nazarbayeva, a press service of the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan reports.
Opening the meeting, Dariga Nazarbayeva underlined that the rapid development of information and communication technologies, global trends of digitalization need measures to protect the corresponding infrastructure. In her speech, she pointed out that the final objective of the measures taken to protect the infrastructure os to information safety of the society and State.
"The threat of cyber attacks grows around the globe, as well as risks to cybersecurity increase in all spheres of technology. Today cybersecurity is the key objective of a high priority for any modern state," said Dariga Nazarbayeva.
Speaking of the meeting's tasks, the Senator noted that during the event the initial review of the 2017 Concept of Cybersecurity 'Cybershield of Kazakhstan' would be conducted.
In particular, according to Dariga Nazarbayeva, the following questions need to be answered: What has been done on the legislative, technical and organizations provision of the Concept? How has the resistance of the systems to cyberthreats improved? What are the main problems the government agencies face in this stage of the creation of 'Cyber protection'? What are the spheres remaining the most vulnerable and prone to cyber threats? What are the further steps? In general, does the strategy of cybersecurity need elaboration in case new threats?
The Vice Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry, Timur Shaimergenov, informed the Senators on the implemented organizational and legal and organizational and technical measures within the implementation of the Concept 'Cybershield of Kazakhstan'.
The speaker said that a legal and regulatory framework to ensure information security of government agencies, the quasi-state sector and key facilities of information and communication infrastructure was created. A national anti-crisis response plan to face information security incidents was approved. During the speech, the reporter outlined the statistics data on training specialists majoring Information security systems in higher education facilities of Kazakhstan and abroad under the Bolashak programme.
Reports were also delivered by the representative of the National Security Committee, Sergei Zhuravlyev, Vice Minister of Information and Communication Dinara Shcheglova. The discussion was partaken by members of the International Relations, Defense and Security Committee of the Senate Tuleubek Dzhaksybekov, Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed, Nurzhan Nursipatov.
Following the discussion, Nazarbayeva called on the authorized bodies to keep on working on the staffing problems in information security and IT sphere as a whole, creating databases, supporting domestic developers of software, clarifying the functions and responsibility of the corresponding government agencies. The Chairman of the Senate Committee noted that the matters and proposals voiced during the meeting would be sent to the interested Ministries and agencies.