Cybersecurity work to merge under president’s office
Erdinç Çelikkan – ANKARA
REUTERS photoThe Turkish President’s Office has launched an initiative to gather all cybersecurity work under its roof in a bid to boost measures in the field in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
As part of the work, which was kicked off upon President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s order, the office will gather all separate measures of cybersecurity that have been carried out by different ministries and state institutions like the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under its own control.
With a list of advices for the umbrella project, the office is working to cover gaps and weaknesses in the field, which emerged after the coup attempt. One of the other aims of the new initiative is to make the field of cybersecurity as “native” as possible. In line with this aim, filed experts have begun to evaluate and compare successful cybersecurity practices across the globe. At the end of the work, the study will be drafted and used for a cybersecurity center set to be headquartered at the presidential palace.