Cybersecurity is a rapidly developing field in Türkiye, with a focus on preparing IT infrastructures and networks against malicious activities, online threats, and cyberattacks. Following the trend of larger countries in the region, the government of Türkiye has and is actively making strides to protect its citizens and corporate organizations from malicious cyber activities.
Türkiye has several initiatives underway to protect its citizens, including a law that compels internet providers to store all data for two years. In addition to tightening the regulations about storing data of users and customers, several cybersecurity conferences, seminars, events, and workshops have been held in Türkiye to promote cyber safety and security.
In 2019, the “1st International Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Conference (ICSDF)” was held in Istanbul city to raise awareness about the issues of cybercrime, cyber terrorism, digital forensics, and data security. The conference aimed to bring together experts from different fields such as information security, law, risk management, and audit to discuss issues and challenges related to cyber security.
Several other cyber security events, seminars, and conferences are held all over Turkey. Istanbul has become the capital of cybersecurity events in Türkiye due to the presence of many large IT companies and startups, as well as government agencies. The Cyber Security Conference (CSCON) in Istanbul is one of the largest cybersecurity events in the country and is attended by many leading IT security professionals and experts.