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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...

The report prepared by PIR Center expert Oleg Demidov for CyFy 2013 Conference in New Delhi summarizes key imperatives of Russian approach in the field of international information security in order to compare it with the emering Indian national and international cybersecurity policy. The author pay...

For quite a short period of time starting from July 2013 the fugitive American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has revealed huge amounts of classified information about America's and Britain's clandestine surveillance and intelligence gathering in the Internet and other communication networks.
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Andrey Baklitsky, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Pavel Luzin, and Oleg Demidov

Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. BRICS nations are already working closely in financial spheres, but there is clear room for improvement in terms of cooperation in high-tech industries,...

A clash of nations on a virtual battlefield - in cyberspace - is no longer a fantasy. It is a tangible reality. Cyberespionage, cybersabotage, and other hostile cyberoperations have become a fact of life. They have recently been exemplified by the outbreaks of the Stuxnet, Red October and Flame malw...

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22.05.2014

«It might make sense to provide for a clear division of functions with regard to IANA operation. Namely, policy making functions should be separated from technical and administrative functions, with oversight of such functions to be set by stakeholders’ consensus and resided to dedicated organizations. In case of success this approach could foster depoliticization of critical internet functions», – Oleg Demidov, Program Director, “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”, PIR-Center.


10.04.2014

“It’s probably the first time when such a high quality and up-to-date research on cybersecurity issues is published in Russian. Of particular value is the collection of a large quantity of Russian and international documents in this field. I strongly recommend reading it, and many thanks to the authors!” - Mikhail Medrish, Chairman of the Board of Coordination Center for Top Level Domains .RU/.РФ.

02.04.2014

“PIR Center’s Training Course stands out first of all by remarkably high level of professional background of the participants, organizers, and of course, the instructors. The sessions were distinguished by their intellectuality, informative materials, and practical usefulness. Not only such programs are very effective in dissemination of knowledge, but they also are perfect for launching of a real dialogue between young experts, establishing new professional contacts and generating new ideas”, - Vardan Atoyan, Director of National Security Program at the Amberd Research Center, Armenian State Economic University, Yerevan, Armenia.



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Name: Demidov Oleg V.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Program Director, International Information Security and Global Internet Governance
Expertise:
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Social media
Cyber security
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Oleg Demidov is Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. He 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). 

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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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.

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