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Deputy Minister: Azerbaijan's information security - part of national security

ICT Materials 4 May 2011 11:47
Information security is regarded as an integral part of national security in Azerbaijan, the Deputy Communications and IT Minister Elmir Velizade said addressing the international conference "Cyber and National Security: NATO's policy and national view".
Deputy Minister: Azerbaijan's information security - part of national security

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend, H. Veliyev /

Information security is regarded as an integral part of national security in Azerbaijan, the Deputy Communications and IT Minister Elmir Velizade said addressing the international conference "Cyber and National Security: NATO's policy and national view".

The conference is held by the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry, the Center for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President and the Romanian Embassy in Azerbaijan (NATO embassy-coordinator in Azerbaijan).

Velizade said conflicts between states in a globalized information society move to virtual space.

"There are new types of crimes which use modern technology. Terrorism, separatism and extremism become more widespread," he said.

There is a need to establish national security concepts in the information society that is forming in the world, Velizade said.

Earlier, Azerbaijan joined to the Convention on cyber security. In accordance with the first item of Article 35 of the Convention, the National Security Ministry acts to provide emergency help to investigate crimes in cyberspace in Azerbaijan.

Velizade said that a number of major international standards in this sphere have been adopted to increase the information security level in Azerbaijan. Over the past two years, 10 standards have been approved and six more standards are prepared for approval.

Velizade said it allowed holding a number of activities in information security in public and private structures.

A Computer Emergency Response Team (AZ-CERT) has been created in Azerbaijan. Staff training in this sphere is underway.

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