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Baku hosts 9th OIC-CERT conference on cybersecurity

Baku hosts 9th OIC-CERT conference on cybersecurityBaku : The Ninth Annual International Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation-Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday.

The conference is organized the Azerbaijan’s Special State Protection Service, in collaboration with local partners Delta Telecom LTD and Azinfosec, and under the auspices of foreign partners May Cyber Technology, THALES and Videntifier companies. The event’s academic partner is ADA University in Baku.

Representatives from 21 OIC member countries and 11 non-member countries are attending the conference, AZERTAC News reported.

Addressing the conference, Mursal Valiyev, deputy head of Azerbaijan`s Special State Protection Service and head of Special Communication and Information Security State Agency, 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 OIC-CERT Board, Azerbaijan CERT properly fulfills its responsibilities in the field of cybersecurity.

OIC-CERT Chairman Eng. Badar Ali Said Al Salehi and Director of the OIC Department of Information Technology Wajdi Alquliti were among those who addressed the conference.

The four-day conference is a continuous initiative by the OIC-CERT to enhance cybersecurity and raise awareness through international cooperation among the members and other information security organizations. This event also offers possible partnerships and collaboration in cybersecurity in order to maintain resilience in the cyberspace. It also provides an information sharing platform on cybersecurity 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 workshops on National Frameworks for Cybersecurity Education and Utilizing Endpoint Analysis Data on Big Data Platforms to Discover Threats Against Large-Scale Enterprises.

—AB/OIC-UNA

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