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In 2015 expert report “Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use” written by Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, with participation of the working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security programme at the PIR Center expert co...

Crypto currencies, of which the most prevalent is the so called Bitcoin, are a new phenomenon in global finance. Serious security issues associated with them, such as possibility of financing criminal activities and terrorism, the risk of getting hacked and the potential to use Bitcoin to launder mo...

The BRICS states that today together account for over 900 mln internet users, remain underrepresented in the global internet governance discussions. To erect the ICTs as another pillar in its agenda the ‘new giants’ should get more engaged in the policy-making process and demonstrate well-orchestrat...

Since 1998, Russia and the USA have been conducting a dialogue on the issues of cybersecurity, both in multilateral frameworks and bilaterally. Throughout this time, there was more of a rivalry of two fundamentally different approaches with global projections than of a mutually beneficial cooperatio...

In 2014 cyberspace has become a distorted mirror for the global security agenda and what this mirror reflects now is a situation which could be described by Leo Trotsky’s formula ‘‘No peace no war’’ which was used almost a century ago to wreck the negotiations on the separate peace between the Germa...

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27.08.2015

“Sharing best practices in the field of critical infrastructure protection, including non-nuclear energy infrastructure is often limited because of special security regime at such objects, whereas elaboration of norms and standards of states’ conduct in information space is complicated due to the lack of trust among them. Despite some regional initiatives to strengthen international information security, the ongoing discussion on the necessity to elaborate norms in information space, a comprehensive cooperation mechanism is lacking, which should be taken into account given the peculiarities of ICT sphere,” – according to PIR Center intern Karina Markova.

 

28.07.2015

“I’m glad to pass the baton to a new team today, the team who made this issue and is already preparing the next one.  A part of this team grew up within the PIR Center’s walls, and another is entirely new. At the head of this team stands Olga Mostinskaya – the new Editor-in-Chief of Security Index, whom I present with pleasure to our readers today, and to whom I wish creative motivation and insightful dialogue with our wonderful authors and demanding (which is great!) readers.” – Member of the Security Index Editorial Board Vladimir Orlov.

09.07.2015

“Protection of critical infrastructure from cyber threats as prime targets for attacks in a conflict scenario is a key goal for many governments in the world. The emerging global threats, including those coming from non-governmental actors (e.g. terrorist groups) generate the need for international cooperation in this area. However, the scope of such cooperation remains limited because of current geopolitical situation, uneven technical capacities and different understanding of ‘criticality’ among nation states,” – Alexandra Kulikova, Coordinator of the PIR Center’s Program “Global Internet Governance and International Information Security”.

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Demidov Oleg V. image
Name: Demidov Oleg V.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Consultant
Expertise:
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Social media
Cyber security
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Oleg Demidov graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University of Lomonosov in 2010. Currently, Oleg has been working on his Ph.D thesis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). In 2013-2014, he held the position of Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. 

Since 2011 Oleg has been participating in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” conducted by Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). He is the author of a number of research articles on information security, cybersecurity, and global internet governance in PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other editions. Oleg serves as the Secretary of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under PIR Center Advisory Board. In March 2014 Oleg became a member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) under the Global Commission on Internet Governance (CGIG). Oleg attends major international conferences and summits on the issues of cybersecurity and internet governance in Russia and abroad. He speaks English fluently.  


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