BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. Azerbaijan has recently taken steps to develop a regulatory framework in the field of critical information infrastructure and implement practical measures, Head of the Digital Media Sector of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Elmir Valizade said at the II IT Leaders Summit of government agencies in Baku, Trend reports.
According to him, information systems in the country have already reached the level of critical infrastructure.
"Models of ASAN [Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network] and DOST [Sustainable and Operational Social Security] centers established in Azerbaijan have been presented to some countries. We see it as important to apply similar technologies in this area and develop and implement our national standards. There is a coordination commission for information security, within which strategic issues are discussed and decisions are made," he emphasized.
Previously, the strategy of Azerbaijan on information security and cyber security for 2023–2027 was approved.
The strategy envisages the establishment of minimum cyber security requirements for the national digital air space, the definition of tax and other mandatory payment benefits in connection with the development of information security technologies, the improvement of personal data protection, and the creation of information security and cyber security consulting platforms in Azerbaijan.
Moreover, the strategy provides for measures to prepare national resources in the field of cryptographic protection, the establishment of safety requirements on the creation, use, and disposal of unmanned aerial vehicles, the elaboration of a plan to establish the institutional framework, and risk assessment and management to ensure the security and management of critical information infrastructure in emergency situations and in conditions of war.
Besides, within the strategy, a "cybercrime" electronic information system will be formed in Azerbaijan, and criteria and indicators for detecting and measuring incidents and critical cases will be defined to monitor information security activities.