Bishkek hosts round table on cybersecurity and cybercrime
A round table is held in Bishkek on cybersecurity and cybercrime: concepts, standards, exchange of experience, Trend reports referring to kabar.kg.
During the event, it was noted that society all over the world is increasingly relying on information and communication technologies, but at the same time, it is increasingly exposed to threats that cybercrime entails.
“Cybercrime, that is, crimes committed against computer systems with the help of computers, affects both individuals and institutions, organizations and states. Moreover, evidence regarding a crime is often stored in computer systems. Access to data and preservation of “elusive” evidence on computers in the country or on cloud servers is a very complicated process,” it was noted during the round table.
These crimes include, inter alia, identity theft, fraud, distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS attacks), deliberate distortion of websites against the media, civil society, individuals or institutions, as well as attacks on critical infrastructure, particularly during elections. Destabilizing actions such as interfering with election campaigns, hacking into the servers of the authorities and political parties undermine the influence of public confidence in the elections.
Thus, all countries of the world need to ensure an appropriate level of cyber security, including by providing appropriate tools to prevent, investigate and punish cybercrime and Kyrgyzstan is no exception.
Cybersecurity is a new direction and a new challenge for Kyrgyzstan. However, the country has already taken concrete steps to develop a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework in the field of cyber security, in particular, a national cyber security strategy has been developed.