The first event of the 2nd International Cyber Security Week – Cyber Security Conference, organized on March 2-6 this year by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, has begun its work.
The event, which is a continuation of related activities implemented by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies to form and develop a national ecosystem in cybersecurity, was held in partnership with more than 30 institutions, businesses and organizations within the public-private partnership.
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Elmir Velizade said, as in all countries, Azerbaijani government pays special attention to cyber security. “Today, digital transformation in our country is proceeding rapidly. This area is in the spotlight of the Head of State. Implementation of the adopted National Strategy, Strategic Roadmap, relevant decrees and orders will provide significant results in this direction.
Elmir Velizade said that one of the main targets of cyber attacks is personal and other confidential information. “In recent years, serious steps have been taken in the European Union and other developed countries to improve the legislative framework in this area. In our country, this work has also begun. The Ministry is working with relevant authorities to improve the legislative framework. Certification of work on the processing and protection of personal data is provided, as well as informing the relevant bodies and personal data subjects in case of violation of the law. We believe that these steps will contribute to cybersecurity in general.”
The Deputy Minister also noted that these issues are reflected in the draft National Strategy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Information Security and Cyber Security for 2020-2025, which is being developed jointly with relevant authorities.
Then ITU Regional Director for the CIS Natalia Mochu welcomed the participants and noted that cybersecurity is one of the key areas in the ITU’s activities. Saying Azerbaijan is a member of the ITU Council, she noted that our country is an active partner of the organization. Emphasizing the importance of cooperation between the EU member countries in this area, the ITU official underlined the significance of strengthening the efforts. She expressed confidence that the Cyber Security Week, organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, will make a valuable contribution to the exchange of knowledge and experience in this field by experts.
UNDP Resident Representative for Azerbaijan Alessandro Fracassetti said that today the Internet in the world has increasingly penetrated into many areas of activity. He stressed the importance of the benefits of digital economics, online education and virtual communication. The UN official said that ICT plays an important role in improving living standards, especially in ensuring sustainable development. According to him, the threats of cyber-attacks are not inevitable due to modern ICT applications. He said that government leaders and companies operating in the relevant field attach great importance to the training of highly qualified personnel, which is important in preventing cyber-attacks.
The Cyber Security Conference played the role of an invaluable platform for enhancing opportunities for cooperation in the formats question-and-answer sessions, bilateral and multilateral meetings and discussions, private sector - public sector, public sector - public sector, private sector - private sector, etc.
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