Azerbaijan to establish national information security center in 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Azerbaijan plans to establish the National Information Security Center in 2012, chairman of AZEL board of directors Rasim Ibrahimov told Trend on Saturday.
"The center will monitor the network infrastructures, to inform users about new threats and measures to counteract them, to support organizations in case of violating their security, etc.," he said.
According to the unofficial data, the project will involve the U.S. company Symantec.
In mid-October, Symantec revealed malware software called Duqu similar with Stuxnet. Duqu is designed to steal information from industrial facilities. It has been recently revealed. The experts are working over this software.
At present, Symantec cooperates with the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry at the state level. This provides for establishing the National Information Security Centre in Azerbaijan. The company has already expressed its readiness to provide the center with all available information about Azerbaijan.
"We hope to take part in this project," he said. "In fact, if Symantec has a leading role to participate in this kind of project, it is likely to involve its main partner AZEL in Azerbaijan," he said.