Efforts of the Commonwealth countries should be consolidated to jointly combat information threats

This was noted by the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) Executive Committee Director General Nurudin Mukhitdinov at the CIS International Expert Forum on Information Security.

According to Mr. Nurudin Mukhitdinov, the rapid development of modern information and communication technologies opens up new opportunities for a person. This was clearly demonstrated during the coronavirus pandemic, when the technological leap in the ICT led to the development of new directions. These include enhancing the range of digital services, introducing remote work tools and expanding online education.

According to the expert, the technological process carries risks that more and more countries of the world face. First of all, this is the uncontrollability of the technology development process. All this requires high-quality information security, which is one of the key measures to maintain the stable operation of state bodies and public organizations, the functioning of the economy and the state as a whole.

RCC Executive Committee Director General noted that the transboundary nature of challenges and threats to security in this area requires joint actions at the bilateral, regional and international levels. In this context, the expert reported on the approval of the draft Action Plan for the implementation of the 2030 Strategy for ensuring information security of the CIS member states, which is currently not being considered by the supreme bodies of the CIS.

He is convinced that only through joint efforts and the adoption of coordinated comprehensive measures it is possible to withstand modern challenges and threats to security in the information sphere.

The event is being held in Tashkent by the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, together with the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Executive Committee. It is being attended by the heads of relevant agencies, heads of universities, research institutes, as well as leading experts from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.