Baku hosted EaPEC 2022

Baku hosted the “5th Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference – EaPEC 2022” September 28-29, 2022, organized by the Institute of Information Technologies. 

The main goal of the event carried out within the framework of the “EaPConnect” project involving the Eastern Partnership countries, initiated and coordinated by the GEANT Association, is to expand cooperation between the Eastern Partnership countries and accelerate the integration of these states into the European community.  

Eric Huizer, CEO of GEANT, and Irina Matthew, EapConnect project manager, noted that lectures on “E-learning, e-skills: education and research development”, “E-health – technology for health and scientific research”, “Open Science: collaboration and knowledge dissemination”, “Cybersecurity for science and education”, “ICT innovations: Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and automation”, “E-health – technology for health and scientific research” and other topics were listened, important scientific problems and their solutions were discussed.  

Bahruz Ibrahimov, Senior Information Security Engineer of AzEduNet, spoke on the topic of “Secured Azerbaijan Educational Network” as the moderator and speaker of the “Cybersecurity for science and education” session of the event. In the presentation, he talked about the connection of the Ministry of Education, Education departments, secondary, higher, and other educational institutions to AzEduNet, the largest corporate network of the country, through several communication channels (Fiber Optic, xDSL, 4G). He touched on the issues of safe connection of remote users to the corporate network, detection, and prevention of attacks on the corporate network, control over the use of Internet resources (traffic recording), e-mail security, and content filtering. He emphasized that AzEduNet’s VoIP systems give us the ability to customize every aspect of call-flows and rules. 

Bahruz Ibrahimov also mentioned that NREN (the National Research and Education Network of Europe) enables access to research, education and innovation infrastructure and services, free of cybersecurity concerns.