Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Ensuring information security in Azerbaijan is one of the most relevant issues against the backdrop of the upcoming First European Games in Baku, an Azerbaijani minister told reporters.
Ali Abbasov, Azerbaijan's minister of communications and high technologies said that the number of cyber attacks is expected to grow.
"In order to ensure protection, we have implemented a sufficient number of projects and are fully prepared to this," the minister added.
Abbasov said that the country's security agencies, structures operating in the sphere of IT, as well as the foreign partners have mobilized their efforts.
The work on preparing Azerbaijan's telecommunication infrastructure for the First European Games has been completed and currently, test work is underway, according to the minister.
"Qualitative voice communication and Internet services will be ensured at all competition venues during the First European Games," he said, adding that all necessary measures have been taken.
"The issue of ensuring the international communication which was of serious concern for us, has been recently resolved," Abbasov said, adding that ensuring the protection of radio-electronic means is also important.
Moreover, the European Games will be broadcasted through the Azerspace-1 satellite the resources of which will also be used to ensure sustainable communication, said the minister.
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by SI
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