Baku hosts 9th Annual International Conference on cyber security

Baku, November 7, AZERTAC

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) has started its 9th Annual International Conference on the theme "Uncovering Future Threats" in Baku.

The organizer of the conference is the Special State Protection Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, local partners are Delta Telecom LTD and Azinfosec, and foreign partners are May Cyer Technology, THALES and Videntifier companies. The event's academic partner is ADA University. Representatives from 21 OIC member countries and 11 non-member countries are attending the conference.

Addressing the conference, Deputy Head of Azerbaijan`s Special State Protection Service, Head of Special Communication and Information Security State Agency Mursal Valiyev stressed the importance of combined efforts and exchange of experience in achieving greater success in combating global and regional cyber threats. He noted that as a member of the CERT Board Azerbaijan CERT properly fulfills its responsibilities in the field of cyber security.

Other speakers included chair of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team Badar Ali Said Al Salehi, Director of the OIC’s IT Department Wajdi Alquliti, and others.

The four-day conference is a continuous initiative by the OIC-CERT to enhance cyber security and raising awareness through international cooperation among the members and other information security organizations. This event also offers possible partnerships and collaboration pertaining to cyber security in order to maintain resiliency in the cyber space. It also provides an information sharing platform on cyber security issues, enhancement of members’ effectiveness and efficiency through the improvement of the technical and administrative capabilities in incident handling, and a channel to discuss strategic directions and future challenges.

The conference will also feature “National Frameworks for Cybersecurity Education” and “Utilizing Endpoint Analysis Data on Big Data Platforms to Discover Threats Against Large Scale Enterprises” workshops.

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