Today in Ukimet Uyi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired the third meeting of the International Expert Council on Digitalization.

The meeting covered issues of cyber security in the light of the active development of IT technologies and widespread digitalization.

In the Address to the People “Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness”, the Head of the State instructed the Government to take measures to create the “Cyber shield of Kazakhstan” system. During the meeting, Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the Cybersecurity Concept has now been adopted, which defines the main tasks for achieving and maintaining sustainable development of the country.

Member of the Expert Council, Vice-President of IDC in Russia and the CIS Robert Farish, in turn, presented an analysis of the current situation in countries with a high level of penetration of unlicensed software and the most at risk of cyberattacks.

Several international experts also took part in the discussion and made their proposals for harnessing the opportunities of Kazakhstan in this field: Director General of the InfoWatch group of companies Natalia Kaspersky, Director General of the SecDev group Rafal Rohozinski, Executive Director of INSEAD Bruno Lanvin, founder of the e-Governance Academy Ivar Tallo, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Fraunhofer Institute Burkhard Schiel and Head of IT and electronics at the World Economic Forum Danil Kerimi , and via video-call – International guru in the field of cyber security Dan Lorman..

Following the meeting, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Ministry of Information and Communication to work out the proposals voiced by experts.

The International Expert Council was established in February of this year. Following the results of the two previous meetings, recommendations on a number of areas of work are being implemented. In particular, the implementation of Scrum approaches has been started, as well as optimization of conceptual plans of measures with long terms in projects for their accelerated implementation, simplification of the process of creating state information systems and development of appropriate legislative amendments that eliminate lengthy procedures for preparing a feasibility study for the creation of systems.

To expand the ways of identifying and obtaining electronic services, the work on using three main tools is expanded: electronic digital signature, one-time password and chat-bots.

Based on the results of a pilot project, in the academic year 2017-2018, standard curricula for the elementary level (grades 1-4) were approved, according to which schoolchildren will be trained in programming.

Published: 12 September 2018



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