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24 June 2022, 19:58

CSTO countries to stage cyber security technical drill in H2 2022

MOSCOW, 24 June (BelTA) – The Collective Security Treaty Organization countries intend to stage a technical drill in the area of cyber security, CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA after a session of the Council of the CSTO Computer Incident Response Coordination and Consultation Center took place on 23-24 June. Delegations representing the relevant national agencies took part in it.

Members of the council discussed the concept and preparations for the forthcoming technical drill in cyber security, which is scheduled to take place in H2 2022. They shared positive experience of ensuring the protection of national critical information infrastructure installations against cyber threats. They also shared information about computer incidents in information spaces of the CSTO member states and information and analysis materials provided by national contact points.

Members of the council discussed current threats to cyber security such as phishing and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. They compared the current situation to last year's. The importance of further development of information interaction in detecting, preventing, and alleviating consequences of computer attacks and in responding to computer incidents was stressed.

Participants of the session looked into the essence of attacks. They noted it is important to raise the awareness of users about cyber security matters. Information about national approaches to counteracting the operation of phishing resources was shared. Members of the council also discussed the measures needed to fight bot networks. Importance of cooperation with telecommunication companies was stressed. National approaches and practices used by the CSTO member states were reviewed.

The session was hosted by Armenia. Members of the council were made familiar with a software and hardware complex used to counteract cyber attacks through the example of an Armenian facility, which is part of the national critical information infrastructure and has been upgraded this year.

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