BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

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BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

– Bulgaria plans to build cyber-security center due to cyber attacks.

– The new cyber-security center will monitor for potential threats.

– It will coordinate prevention and defense in case of cyber security crisis.

BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS
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BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

Bulgaria plans to set up a cyber-security center to strengthen its defense capability after state institutions’ websites were hacked, blocking digital services and causing data leaks.

Bulgaria President, Rosen Plevneliev told reporters in the capital Sofia that the communication systems of several Bulgarian state institutions were targeted in 2015.

After meeting Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, ministers and security experts, they discussed counteraction to cyber crime.

BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

He remarked, “We have detected cyber attacks against Bulgarian banks, airports and other elements of our critical infrastructure.”

The European Union’s poorest state in terms of per-capital output is seeking to expand its military capabilities spanning cyber security to fighter jets amid concerns of increasing threats from the Islamic State, following terrorist assaults in Paris and Brussels in the past 15 months.

The attacks, which killed a total of 179 people, were orchestrated by radical Islamic forces operating in such war-torn countries as Syria.

BULGARIA PLANS TO BUILD CYBER SECURITY CENTER AMIDST CYBER ATTACKS

The President sees cyber threats coming from international terrorist organizations, as well as from countries with totalitarian regimes and weak democracies. He said, “Widespread use of antiquated computer systems and pirate software make institutions more vulnerable to hacking.”

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The new cyber-security center will monitor for potential threats and will coordinate prevention and defense in case of cyber security crisis.

The President added that the government needs to increase funding for the state security agency, defense and interior ministries among others, to get more cyber security equipment and experts.