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Kaspersky Lab: Azerbaijan could come under increasing cyber attacks in connection with geopolitical risks

On the background of geopolitical risks, Azerbaijan is in increasing risk of cyber attack, Vice-President of Kaspersky Lab Anton Shingaryov told APA-Economics.

According to him, every country may face threat of cyber attack every time: “Nothing is as previous. This threat knows no bounds. There is a big interest in IT in Azerbaijan and there are programmers in here. However, some of them choose other side of this profession and become cyber criminals. These problems occur in every country. Moreover, the risk of cyber attack is higher in the countries which have political and military conflicts with neighbours. We know that Azerbaijan is in uneasy geopolitical condition due to its neighbour. Therefore, protection of IT infrastructure is very important for Azerbaijan. Along with this, the country has strong industrial and financial sector, which increase the potential risks”.  

 

The Vice-President also noted that CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab Yevgeny Kaspersky will visit Baku soon to spectate the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

 

“You know that Kaspersky Lab is a sponsor of Ferrari team. Yevgeny is Formula 1 speed fun”, Shingaryov said.

 

He also noted that Yevgeny Kaspersky will probably meet with the president Ilham Aliyev: “Everything depends on programme. There is an intention, but the meeting has not been confirmed”.

 

He added that meetings are planned to be held with heads of several state bodies and big companies: “Azerbaijan, which has strong industrial sector, is very important market for us”. 

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