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Bakytzhan Sagintayev holds a meeting of International Expert Council on Digitalization

12 September 2018, 17:40

September 12 in Ukimet Uyi the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired the third meeting of the International Expert Council on Digitalization.

At the meeting, issues of cyber security in the light of the active development of IT technologies and widespread digitalization were discussed.

In the Address to the People "Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness," the Head of the State instructed the Government to take measures to create the system “Cybershield of Kazakhstan.” During the meeting Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the Cybersecurity Concept has now been adopted, which defines the main tasks for achieving and maintaining sustainable development of the country.

Member of the expert council, vice president of IDC in Russia and the CIS Robert Farish, in his turn, presented an analysis of the current situation in countries with a high level of penetration of unlicensed software and the most at risk of cyberattacks.

The international experts also took part in the discussion and made their proposals for the realization of the opportunities of Kazakhstan in this field: General Director of the InfoWatch Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of the SecDev Group Rafal Rohozinski, Executive Director of INSEAD Bruno Lanvin, Founder of e-Governance Academy Ivar Tallo, Chairman of the Advisory Board at Fraunhofer Institute Burghard Schiel and Head of IT and Electronics at the World Economic Forum Danil Kerimi, as well as in a videoconferencing mode — the international guru in the field of cybersecurity Dan Lohrmann.

At the end of the meeting, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Ministry of Information and Communications to work out the proposals voiced by the experts.

The International Expert Council was established in February 2018. Following the results of the two previous meetings, recommendations on some areas of work are being implemented. In particular, the implementation of Scrum approaches has been started and optimization of conceptual plans of measures with long terms in projects for their accelerated implementation, simplification of the process of creating state information systems and development of appropriate legislative amendments that exclude lengthy procedures for preparing a feasibility study for the creation of systems.

To expand the ways of identifying and obtaining electronic services, the work on using three main tools is scaled: electronic digital signature, one-time password and chat-bots.

Based on the results of the pilot, in the academic year 2017-2018, standard training programs for the elementary level (grades 1-4) were approved, according to which the programming subject for schoolchildren will be launched.

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