WebTotem advances a unified platform for monitoring and exchanging of cyber incidents in the EEU and Central Asia region.
On September 27-28, Olzhas Satiyev, CEO of WebTotem, participated in the Central Asia Internet Governance Forum (CAIGF 2021). The main objective of CAIGF 2021 was to facilitate productive ideas exchange on Internet development in the Central Asian countries and find novel solutions on how to balance security and progress in the unprecedented pandemic and challenging post pandemic times.
To achieve common goals of multilateral dialogue on the sustainable digital development of the region, Olzhas Satiyev shared the unique experience of Kazakhstan in launching the national BugBounty platform – crowdsourced security software to find and manage bugs and vulnerabilities in web applications.
Olzhas Satiyev expressed WebTotem intentions to scale the program to the whole region. Doing so will force information sharing, common tools building, and security priorities alignment in the region. He held a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers – Minister of Digital Development of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Dastan Dogoev – on the creating of such a platform and scaling WebTotem to monitor all countries in the region. Both parties agreed on the signing of a Memorandum on cooperation in terms of cybersecurity. Several Ministries from different countries supported this plan and expressed the confidence of WebTotem masterminding and implementation of it.
The timing of the WebTotem unified platform initiative could not be better. Cyber attacks on high tech companies and government agencies are on the rise, causing losses of hundreds of million dollars every year. In August 2021, a hacker conducted one of the largest cryptocurrency heists in the history, stealing around $600 million from Blockchain site Poly Network. Earlier this year the Microsoft Exchange hack compromised more than 100,000 servers worldwide. Cyber attacks have become more frequent and more targeted, calling for unified response and defence shield from all the countries.
WebTotem mission is to make Internet a safer place. The unified platform for monitoring and exchanging of cyber incidents in the EEU and Central Asia region is the next solid step to achieve this goal.