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 Advisory ...

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«One of the key points of the 52nd ICANN Meeting agenda was the discussion of possible scenarios of IANA functions transition from National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce to the internet community. As no consensus was reached that would take into account views of all concerned stakeholders, many experts doubt that the task can be fulfilled before the contract between NTIA and ICANN expires in September 2015. The fate of the contract will be clarified during the ICANN June meeting in Buenos-Aires” – PIR Center’s “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” program coordinator Alexandra Kulikova.


“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: Todorov Leonid Lvovich
City: Moscow
Affiliation: Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
Position: General Manager
Information security
Cyber security
International aspects of Internet development
Biography :

Leonid Todorov earned his B.A. in management from the University of Copenhagen and his M.A. in Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University. Since the onset of the Russian reforms, he served for more than a decade as Chief of Staff to the late PM Yegor Gaidar. He has subsequently worked for a mining company and a PR firm in Moscow. In 2008, he joined the Coordination Center for the .RU top level domain and serves as Deputy Director for External Relations in Russia’s Internet registry. Leonid’s focus is on Internet governance, IDNs, international cooperation, and cybersecurity. He has authored and coauthored a number of publications on these issues and has presented at various national and international events. He is also one of co-founders of and major contributors to the Russian Internet Governance Forum and is on the steering group for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012.