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31.01.2018 16:42

Information security concept is being developed in Uzbekistan

Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan together with other relevant ministries and departments of the country is developing the information security concept of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will define strategic tasks and conceptual areas in the sphere of countering cyber threats.

According to the ministry, the draft concept identifies the main threats to information security, which should be highlighted in development of effective measures on countering and preventing cybercrime. Special importance in the project is given to counteracting a new trend of using opportunities of the information space for various illegal purposes.

The concept will lay the basic directions for ensuring information security, as well as national interests in the information space, based on principles of protecting the legitimate rights and freedoms of citizens when using the Internet.

The concept will become an important coordinating document, which will determine the strategic tasks of the state policy in the field of information security. It will stimulate formation of safe environment for information interaction and sustainable functioning of information, communication and technological systems in the national information space, their safe use in the interests of the individual, society and the state. To this end, development and improvement of the national information security system will be carried out, which should be aimed not only at counteracting existing threats, but also at reducing the risk of using ICT in order to carry out hostile and destructive actions against the country.

It is expected that civil society institutions, scientific research and scientific production associations, small business and private entrepreneurs will also take an active part in formation of this system, along with government agencies.

Roman Bondarchuk, UzA
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