Azerbaijan to establish national information security system
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 7 / corr Trend G.Veliyev /
Azerbaijan will launch the national information security system, the IT Institute at the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences announced today.
The system's major directions will be designing an IT strategy and fighting with cybercrime.
Rules on establishing the system have been submitted to the Azerbaijani government. The document was developed on the basis of international experience. The initial version was designed directly with the IT Institute's participation. The rules are intended to regulate the activities of electronic security management.
Currently the countries are cooperating closely in this area. The Azerbaijani experts became familiarized in detail with the work of the K-5 NATO Cyber Defense Center in Tallinn and are regularly working together in this sphere.
The K-5 Center for Computer Security was created with NATO's support.
The integrated K-5 system turned Estonia into an IT security technology leader and fully conforms to NATO's development strategy, which provides protection from new threats, such as information attacks.
The Estonian government has suggested that the EU organize a simulated cyber attack to test the defense of the 27 EU member-states' information structures. The test attack is expected to he conducted in 2010.
Efficient security against cyber attacks is the a theme of discussions at a NATO session on Cyber Security that began in Baku today. Participants in the event, which will run until Dec. 13, include Azerbaijani and foreign researchers, and governmental and NGO representatives.