CSTO countries hold operation against cyber crimes

Cyber crime has become a new security problem of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha told reporters on Wednesday.

"Cyber crime is a new problem encountered by all countries. We are working on information security of CSTO states," he said after the Minsk meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council.

Operation Proxy has become regular to expose websites serving terrorist organizations, drug traffickers and organized criminal groups, he said.

The latest phase of Operation Proxy ended a few days ago, Bordyuzha said.

"We are receiving reports from CSTO national security services. Judging by tentative findings, I can say the operation is successful. A rather large number of websites and online resources, which have criminal goals as regards our states, have been exposed," he said.

The CSTO has a modern technologies center based at the Moscow State University. The center trains information security specialists, Bordyuzha said.

Border infrastructure, equipment and checkpoints are being upgraded in the context of security efforts, Bordyuzha said. The equipment of the CSTO national border services is improving.

"Large deliveries of equipment and armaments to border guards in CSTO member countries have been made in the past six months," Bordyuzha said.

Measures are being taken to improve personnel of border services, he said.

"Higher educational establishments of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are training hundreds of border guards," he said.

On the whole, Russian defense schools annually admit over 1,000 students from CSTO member countries; and approximately the same number of students is admitted to police and security services schools, he said.

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