Cyber security exercise in January, says minister
Hürriyet photoScience, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün spoke of his ministry's efforts to provide cyber security and introduced new identity cards, during a special interview with private broadcaster NTV today.
Ergün announced that a cyber security exercise would be held in January 2013 in order to test the ministry's resistance capabilities against possible cyber attacks.
Transport and Communication Minister Binali Yıldırım said last week that the exercise would consist of several attack scenario simulations in order to test the ministry's response capabilities.
In the NTV interview, Ergün also touched on the soon-to-be-launched Göktürk-2 satellite. "The satellite will be launched on Dec. 19. Göktürk-2 will provide us with images from all around the world with a 2.5 meter resolution, which will be useful for different purposes such as urbanism, security and cartography," he said.