ASHGABAT -- Turkmenistan soon will have a new law addressing cyber security.
National Security Minister Yailim Berdiyev last week met with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who signed a draft bill aimed at protecting information security in strategically significant industries, state news agency Turkmenistan Today reported.
Parliament is now considering the bill.
The government intends to ensure cyber protection for all entities in the public and private sectors that create national computer resources and benefit local and national government agencies.
Cyber-security training has started
Training of cyber-security forces began in 2018 at the Defence Ministry's military academy, according to the emigre website Chronicles of Turkmenistan.
Cadets specialising in the field learn about information security, automated management and software.
Graduates in that field are expected to fight threats to information security as the country implements the state programme for developing the digital economy.