Kazakhstan is a rapidly expanding international IT market and Kazakhstanis are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and attacks. To stay informed about the latest developments in cybersecurity, the country is home to several specialized conferences and events.
Since 2016, Kazakhstan has hosted the annual High-Tech Park IT Security Forum, an exclusive networking and information exchange event bringing together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends in cybersecurity. The forum is organized by the Kazakhstan Anti-Cyber Crime Foundation and the High-Tech Park.
The Kazakhstan International Cybersecurity Conference (KICC) is also celebrated annually in different cities across Kazakhstan. The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen cybersecurity within the government, corporations, educational institutions, and the wider community. The conference includes topics such as securing the network and data security, Internet security, fraudulent detection, and risk analysis for digital businesses, among others.
Kazakhstan is a founding member of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (EAG) and is actively working to strengthen its legal framework to ensure the better protection of its citizens from cyber threats. The nation also has a dedicated cyber crisis response team, as well as a network of cyber security labs that work to detect and combat cybercrime.
Perhaps one of the biggest events for cybersecurity enthusiasts in Kazakhstan is the annual ‘Kazakhstan Cyberweek’. The event is a week-long hackathon, conference, and workshop series hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Education and Science. The event provides practical and theoretical topics for both experienced IT professionals and students, promoting both the development of local talent and improved cybersecurity.