From 28 to 29 November 2018, in Astana, representatives of the OSCE held a practical conference on the topic “Risk Assessment and Crisis Management for Protecting the Most Important Objects of Non-Nuclear Energy Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism in Connection with Threats from Cyberspace”.
The conference was opened by political adviser Colin McCullough and representatives of the OSCE Transnational Threats Defending Office Qu de Smed and Robin Kroha.
The Deputy Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Timur Shaimergenov, as well as the Chairman of the Information Security Committee of the Ministry of Regional Affairs of Kazakhstan Dmitry Goloburda, made a welcoming speech. In their reports, the speakers expressed concern about the growing growth of cybercrime in the world.
A report on international cooperation in the analysis and investigation of cyber threats was made by Askar Kaliev, the head of the Computer Emergency Response Team KZ-CERT. The presentation was devoted to the developed practice of exchanging information about computer incidents between the countries of near and far abroad, within the framework of concluded memorandums of interaction.
During the conference practical recommendations were given on the possible prevention and elimination of computer attacks. Various practical situations related to cyber threats were modeled. The best practices presented in the course of practical exercises, first of all, are designed to help states in identifying threats of terrorist acts emanating from cyberspace. As a result of the conference, OSCE representatives gave a high assessment to the level of preparedness of Kazakhstan’s specialists for possible cyber threats.