On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.


On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.


On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.


On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.


On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

On the XVI Meeting of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Consultative Coordination Centre for Responding to Computer Incidents


On 13 November 2023, the XVI meeting of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Consultative Coordination Centre for Responding to Computer Incidents (CSTO CCC) was held in Moscow, with the participation of leading experts and representatives of the national authorized bodies for Responding to Computer Incidents of the CSTO member states.

The meeting was opened and addressed by Valery Semerikov, the CSTO Deputy Secretary General, who noted the need to step up measures to strengthen cyber security and practical cooperation between the CSTO member states, including with regard to the generalization of incoming information on computer attacks and incidents. The need for constant modernization and profiling of the means of protecting the information networks of the CSTO member states was noted.

During the meeting, members of the CSTO CCC Council, participants in the delegations of the CSTO member states and the CSTO Secretariat discussed current threats to information security and adequate approaches to identifying and countering them.

Speakers noted an increase in the skills of attackers, a massive increase in the number of attacks using the supply chain, and the intensive involvement of various interacting organizations and structures in carrying them out.

The meeting participants expressed particular concern about the threats posed by the leakage of significant amounts of data of individuals and legal entities.

During the event, delegates exchanged views on modern threats and the challenge of promptly communicating and responding to critical software vulnerabilities to the owners of vulnerable resources.

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