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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...

On November 26-28, 2014, Geneva Center for Security Policy  (GCSP) held the 17-th Strategic Analysis and Planning Seminar (SPAS) "Russia after Ukraine/Crimea: Last afterglow of the Cold War Era or Raise of the Big Player/Actor in the New Bipolar World?”. The leading Russian and international experts...

Today the BRICS states have become one of the most massive and rapidly growing segments of the global internet community. In 2013 total number of internet users in BRICS states exceeded 900 mln (which accounted for 38% of the world’s internet audience) while still experiencing a meteor growth rangin...

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16.04.2015

“Attempts to have lethal robots operate in fully autonomous mode are unacceptable today, as current technology lacks the ability to accurately conform to the nuanced, context-dependent laws of targeting. However, we may eventually be capable of and compelled to use LARs in specific operational theatres. Thus, a timely dialogue and international consensus on their future is essential. However, an absolute ban on LARs, as advocated by such groups as Human Rights Watch and the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, appears to be premature for the moment,” – Elliot Serbin, Intern at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. 


23.03.2015

"Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will not be productive if it is a separate element of the ecosystem of Internet governance. The Forum will be able to implement more opportunities, if it can be built into the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)"- Julia Elanskaya, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

03.03.2015

The latest issue of the Global edition of Security Index journal summarizes key events in the field of global security over the second half of 2014 and even looks further ahead to 2015. It focuses on the ups and downs of the nuclear nonproliferation pays attention to a coming milestone event – the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

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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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Oleg Demidov, Vladimir Orlov

Combat action and massive attacks in the cyberspace have moved on from the realm of media speculation and science fiction to become a very real and urgent challenge to international security. In the 21st century wars are spreading, slowly but surely, to cyberspace and the outer space. There has not ...

Presentation for the briefing on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization within the framework of second meeting of the Study group on cybrsecurity under the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Bengaluru, India, October 12, 2012.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization:Maintaini...

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