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08.06.2016

PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry will hold an international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: an Agenda for the 21st Century”. The Conference will take place in Moscow on September 29, 2016.

06.04.2016

"In case of conventional armed conflicts it is much easier to determine who the warring parties are – you can go to the battle field and see. When fighting involves computer technologies it’s not always possible to identify the source of the attack, the offenders, let alone to understand whether the authorities of the state from which it originated, are involved and to which extent", − Maria Gavrilova, legal advisor at the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Russia, Belarus and Moldova.

25.03.2016

Security Index launches a series of publications on the protection of critical energy infrastructure from cyber threats. 

30.12.2015

“China as a leader in Internet development and related innovations formed the main leitmotif of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. The country is heavily involved in Internet usage and related innovations to forward economic growth and find solutions for social issues, but, in my opinion, there is a risk of developing the next big bubble.” – Mikhail Medrish, director of the Fund for the support of Internet development “Fund for Internet support”

10.11.2015

“Together China, Russia and the US form a minimum critical group that could change the international legal regime of conduct in cyberspace, and influence the situation in international cybersecurity” — Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant.


03.11.2015

“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS member-states as well as for security experts and relevant ministries and departments. There is no doubt, whether BRICS succeeded in defining its agenda. Now the question is how to move forward effectively” — Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


10.09.2015

“Just a few months ago in April 2015 the global Conference on Cyberspace didn’t give much optimism to those expecting a unison of voices in favour of an international agreement on norms of state behaviour in cyberspace. Now four months later the UN Group of Governmental Experts — a team of representatives from 20 countries acting voluntarily — have emerged from their fourth session in the past decade with a vision of the minimum norms to be adopted by the states to ensure a more secure digital future. While the resolution stating the agreed measures is clearly a progress and success for the Group at the times of scarce trust and mutual understanding among nations, there are certainly caveats and challenges to these achievements to face and consider in the following months and years”. — Alexandra Kulikova, PIR Center Program Coordinator “Global Internet Governance and International Information Security”.

07.09.2015


 “On the threshold of the era of “the Internet of Everything”, in which privacy in cyberspace as we know it may disappear or become a premium service and millions of new networked devices will become vulnerable to hacking, society will have to answer some serious questions about the value and cost of users’ data privacy,” – Alexandra Kulikova, PIR Center Program Coordinator “Global Internet Management and International Information Security”. 

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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