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25 November 2021, 09:33

Minsk conference to discuss national security amid transforming threats

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) - On 25-26 November, the National Security Institute together with the State Security Committee will be hosting the 9th International Conference “Security in the Context of Transforming Threats: Present-Day Problems and Solutions”, timed to the 75th anniversary of the institute, BelTA learned from the organizers.

The conference is an annual forum for the exchange of opinions, research results and practical achievements of recognized experts from among representatives of security agencies and special services, the academic community, government agencies, institutions of higher education, Belarus' partner countries.

This year the organizing committee has received over 300 applications for participation from representatives of ten countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vietnam, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan) and five international organizations (the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, the CIS Executive Committee, the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly).

The conference is divided into five sectional platforms. In particular, the participants of the conference are set to discuss theoretical and methodological approaches and problems of ensuring international, national and regional security (historical memory and historical policy, problems of theory and practice of ensuring international, regional and national security, counteraction to terrorist manifestations, staff training in security provision), law as a tool of ensuring personal, public and state security (legal provision of information security and national security policy, legal provision of information security and human rights), psychological aspects of national security (destructive information and psychological impact on the individual, society and state; social and psychological aspects and problems of applying the achievements of psychological science in the practical activities of security and special services, the psychology of terrorism).

The participants will also consider information technologies in the context of security (digitalization as a global challenge and the reserve of security, information protection and information security, information technology in security activities, current issues of information and analytical activities: automation of information search and analysis, the reserves of artificial intelligence), and the activities of intelligence agencies and security services to ensure the security of individuals, society and the state.

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