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


Макарова Ольга Вячеславовна image"Rumors concerning the unreliability of the global Internet infrastructure, possible disruptions to global interconnectivity in the event of a cable failure, or the possibility of a cut-off of Russian internet users through a single operator, are greatly exaggerated." — Olga Makarova, director of the Department for Internet and channel resources of the MTS. 


“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”


“We want our law-enforcement to work effectively and efficiently, to respond to growing risks, which have not been comprehended fully, in a situation where no proper steps to achieve information security are being taken. In most cases public authorities are unable to timely address challenges that arise when the explosive development of new technologies occurs, private sector often reacts faster” – Alexei Kudrin, head of the Civil Initiatives Committee.


“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.


“We work closely with Russian, Chinese American, European and Central Asian think tanks. The Memorandum we have signed with PIR Center serves as an extension to our practical cooperation, a development for joint research and education programs that enhance mutual understanding between our countries. This work not only facilitates expert dialogue but also promotes development of human capital,” – Timur Shaymergenov, Deputy Director of the Library of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan – The Leader of the Nation.


“Regional formats and bilateral treaties have special potential to develop  the instruments to establish trust between states and technical communities; they allow to devise mechanisms of transparency and cyberspace strategy awareness building in an ultimately practical and trusted manner,” - Alexandra Kulikova, PIR Center Program Coordinator “Global Internet Governance and International Information Security”.


“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.


“Together China, Russia and the US as the participants of the international dialogue in the field of cybersecurity have such force and wield such influence that any agreement among them or any established norm could become a precedent for all of the international community. They 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 and a member of the Research Advisory Network under the Global Commission on Internet Governance.


“International School of the PIR Center is a unique format with its own traditions. I sincerely wish it further development and introduction of new innovative and scientific formats. The main thing is to invest in the future generations” — Adlan Margoyev, International Relations student at MGIMO University.