Mazhilis passes draft law on CIS information security

ASTANA – The Kazakh Mazhilis (lower house of parliament) approved March 14 a draft law to regulate interaction between Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in cross-border communications, the development of interstate standards in information security, analysis and assessment of threats and other activities, reported zakon.kz.

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“The adoption of the draft law will allow carrying out joint coordinated activities aimed at ensuring information security in the CIS countries,” said Kazakh Minister of Defence and Aerospace Industry Beibut Atamkulov.

According to him, the ratification of the agreement will allow cooperation in several areas.

“That is the organisation of cross-border transmission of information, improving the technology of protecting information systems and resources from potential and real threats, establishing an agreed procedure for certification and mutual recognition of the results of certification of information protection,” he explained.

He also said the law regulates interactions between CIS member countries in the joint provision of information security through the development of interstate standards, analysis and assessment of threats to the security of information systems.

“In terms of countering the leakage of information, in terms of countering the technical protection of funds, each country establishes its technical protection. We are now working out common norms, requirements and standards on a single space. Both technical equipment and legal support are brought under single standards that will allow us to interact both technically and in the legal field in order to counteract the threat of cyberattacks and information leakage… Adoption of the bill does not require additional costs from the budget,” said Atamkulov.

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