Shavkat Sabirov, UIL “Internet Association of Kazakhstan”: what is being done to reduce threats on the Internet

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June 24, 2020 was the second, unplanned for the organizers, but very important for the participants of the seminars that we organized for teachers, parents and NGOs – an online seminar. Topic “Cyberbullying and Child Safety Online.” Today we have already published information about the speeches of two speakers – Amir Suleimenov and Tatyana Pyatina.

The third speaker of this seminar is Sabirov Shavkat Umarovich.

Topic of the speech “Cyberbullying online: trends and challenges”


Familiarize the event participants with the main trends and challenges emanating from the Internet for the younger generation of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Identify the main trends and threats to Kazakhstan in the pandemic;
Identify cyberbullying challenges in 2020 with statistical analysis for 2019;
Describe methods of detection and methods of complaints about illegal content and cyberbullying;
talk about the basic principles of the hotline to combat illegal content in Kazakhstan under the public organization of the Internet Association of Kazakhstan;
describe the results of the hotline from 2011 to 2019.

Brief summary of the presentation
To date, it is possible to determine 4 main trends in the development of cyberbullying in the Republic of Kazakhstan. These trends lead to the further development of the general situation related to the information security of the younger generation in the country.

involvement in various unlawful groups
blackmail and threats;
Low digital literacy among parents, teachers and children


Among the modern challenges and threats to the younger generation, the following data from the international forum on cybersecurity in 2019 can be noted:
48% of adolescents aged 14-17 years became victims of grooming (blackmail);
46% of teenagers witnessed aggressive online behavior
4% received aggressive messages
81% more endangered people aged 18-34 years
54% of teenagers and especially girls suffer the most from insult on the Internet.


The hotline for combating illegal content in Kazakhstan under the public organization of the Internet Association of Kazakhstan has been operating since 2011. From this time to 2019, 19045 messages were received with complaints about illegal content in the Republic of Kazakhstan posted in the Execution.

During this time, complaints about the facts of appearance
child pornography in the Execution decreased from 22.87% to almost zero, reports of libel, violations of privacy increased from 6.59% to 24.54%, insult and harassment of the network remained consistently “popular” with a share of 32.56%.





Suggestions and recommendations for the further development of the topic
– through online seminars

Conduct trainings and training seminars on various topics related to online security.

– creation of information and training materials (such as leaflets, memos, tutorials, information and training video materials, etc.)

We have prepared special information materials for parents and teachers to prepare children for work on the Internet, booklets for children “If you are lost, the Network will help you,” etc.


It is proposed that telecom operators be allowed to install the SOS button on children’s smartphones for prompt communication to parents and law enforcement agencies in case of danger to the child.

The publication is based on the report presented by Shavkat Sabirov as the speaker of the online seminar. For this separate gratitude from me as a project manager!

A few words about our distinguished speaker.

• Over 25 years of experience in building information systems
• More than 10 years of information security experience
• Professional knowledge in the construction and development of information systems, cybersecurity, construction and development of security systems in the ICT region of Kazakhstan
• Excellent knowledge in Software & Hardware Development Life Cycle (SDLC & HDLC)
• Expert in information systems, information security and new technologies of online systems in cyberspace
from 2007 to the present – expert in the field of ICT, Internet management and cybersecurity, director of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Central Asia, president of the Association of Legal Entities “Internet Association of Kazakhstan”
from 2011 to the present – member of the public council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the expert group on information security of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, slen NCUC ICANN
from 2013 – 2016 – Member of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Committee of New Technologies of the NPP of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2010 – 2015 – Member of the Commission on Interaction with Non-Governmental Organizations under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on Issues of Intellectual Property Protection under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
from 2016 to the present – current projects of and, an expert on information security issues during investigations and operational-search measures of law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan
from 2013 to 2016 – the electronic money system “Tau Tenge”
from 2008 to 2012 – Chairman of the expert commission on the development and creation of a unified information and analytical system of the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
From 2006 to 2008 – Head of the e-government IT audit project of the Republic of Kazakhstan

from 2018 to the present – Director of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Central Asia
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Innovation and Technology Public Fund
President, Internet Association of Kazakhstan
from 2004 to present – CEO, Inspection and Research Services LLP
1996-2004 – Head of Central Asia, Olivetti Group, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1988-1996 – Head of the programming department, senior programmer, programmer of SMEU “ASU City-GAI,” Almaty, Kazakhstan
1979-1984 – Bachelor of Tomsk University of Automated Control Systems and Radio Electronics (TUASUR), Russia, specialty physics engineer
2015-2016 – Annual program of the international organization ICANN for the management of domain names and addresses (Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015, Marakkesh, Morocco 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017
2017-2019 – Specialized seminars on cybercrime investigation of Kaspersky Lab (Mexico, Singapore)

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