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Russia's Cyberstrategy: Key Trends and Changes

26.12.2014

MOSCOW, 26 DECEMBER 2014. PIR PRESS – “2014 has marked significant changes in the Russian approach to Internet governance and regulation in the Internet sector. The issue of securing unhampered functioning of the Russian internet segment in case the global DNS system is affected was in focus of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Communications and other state bodies. It is impossible to overlook the trend of intensifying cooperation with China on the issues of setting up a secure and resilient infrastructure within national segments of the Internet”, Oleg Demidov, Program Director “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” at PIR Center.

26-28 November 2014 the 17th Strategic Planning and Analysis Seminar (SPAS) of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was devoted to the topic Russia after Ukraine/Crimea “Last afterglow of the Cold War Era or Raise of the Big Player/Actor in the New Bipolar World?”. The seminar was attended by 30 diplomats and officers from Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Poland and other European countries. Among the speakers were top Russian and international experts including Nadezhda Arbatova, Head of the Department for European Political Studies at Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Pavel Baev, Research Professor, at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO); Elena Kropatcheva, Researcher at Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH); Sergey Markedonov, Associate Professor of the Regional Studies and Foreign Policy Department at the Russian State University for the Humanities; Vitaly Naumkin, Director at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and others.

Oleg Demidov, Director of the PIR Center’s Program “International Information Security and International information Security” was invited by GCSP to take part in the seminar and deliver a lecture on “Russian Strategy in Cyberspace: Key Trends and Changes after the Crimean Crisis”. The speaker emphasised the increasing attention of the Russian authorities to the issues of ensuring security and resilience of the critical Internet infrastructure at the national level.

In particular, Oleg Demidov remarked: “2014 has marked significant changes in the Russian approach to Internet governance and regulation in the Internet sector. The issue of securing unhampered functioning of the Russian internet segment in case the global DNS system is affected was in focus of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Communications and other state bodies. It is impossible to overlook the trend of intensifying cooperation with China on the issues of setting up a secure and resilient infrastructure within national segments of the Internet”.

The presentation of the PIR Center expert was positively acclaimed by the SPAS audience and the event organisers. The PDF file of the presentation is accessible in English at the PIR Center web-site.  

PIR Center is actively developing research and training projects in the area of ICT in the context of global security in the framework of the Program “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”.

In 2014, the PIR Center held the training course “Global Internet Governance and information Security for Young Experts”,  and also conducted the CyberModule of the PIR Center International School on Global Security 2014. Some 40 experts from Russia and almost all CIS countries took part in the PIR Center’s training activities.

The e-journal The CyberPulse has been published as part of the Program since 2012. In 2013 a special issue of the PIR Center journal Security Index №1 (104) 2013 Global Security in the Digital Age was published.

For more information on the PIR Center Program “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” please contact Program Director Oleg Demidov and Program Coordinator Alexandra Kulikova by phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14, or by e-mail: demidov at pircenter.org; kulikova at percenter.org.

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