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.
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