“The round table with participation of the PIR Center experts was held at high professional level. Andrey Baklitskiy and Oleg Demidov in plain language elaborated on the sophisticated mechanisms forming base for the Internet and the nuclear weapons respectively, clarifying many details that were critical for understanding their operation and importance. I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this event and to discuss with the experts the most relevant phenomena of the modern world, such as the Internet and nuclear programs of Iran and DPRK”, — Andrei Chistyakov, student of the MGIMO School of International Relations.
On May 26, 2016, Moscow center Humanitarium helds the round table “Cyberspace Operations in Armed Conflicts and Proportionality Rule: Thinking out Loud” co-organized by the ICRC, the PIR Center and the Institute of Information Security of Lomonosov M...
- Position : Director
- Affiliation : Information Culture
- Position : CEO
- Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
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- Affiliation : Coordination Center for Russian CC TLDs
- Position : Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
- Affiliation : Internet Corporation for Assiigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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“Current dynamics of threats and challenges to cybersecurity of critical infrastructure show that the EU does not have next 10 years for enhancing CII categorizations and specificating general regulatory guidelines for protection of critical infrastructures (CI) from cyber threats. The process should be speeded up and working transborder mechanism in the field of CI cybersecurity should be put in place immediately. This premise is relevant not only for EU, but for Russia as well, particularly since in Russia’s case within this complex process, there is no need to coordinate national approaches at the uppermost, supranational level of regulation.” — Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant
"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.
Global Internet Governance and International Information Security
“PIR Center can take rightful pride in being one of the first non-governmental think tanks to engage into thorough research on the issues of international information security and global internet governance. I would like to encourage the PIR Center to continue building on the results it has already achieved and to pursue further research in this field".
Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security Andrey Krutskikh
Today’s issues of global internet governance and international information security came to the forefront of international security challenges. Thus, the damage of Iranian nuclear infrastructure objects by Stuxnet worm was marked by both Russian and American experts as one of the most prominent events in the list of challenges to international security. Besides, the WikiLeaks documents have shattered domestic and international political dynamics in a number of regions across the world and continue to do so.
Progress in development and implementation of advanced information and communication technologies puts on the table the challenge of threat assessment arising from the probable use of such technologies for purposes inconsistent with keeping up international security and stability both in civil and military spheres.
Global Internet Governance and International Information Security Program
PIR Center assumes that conducting analysis of these threats in the context of objective dualism, inherent to the global role of ICT, has become an urgent task essential for finding solutions within Russia as well as for determining priorities of international cooperation.
Despite the cutting-edge nature of issues within the framework of the Prtoject PIR Center launched research in the field of information security and global internet governance in the end of 1990s when these issues just started to evolve in Russia's security agenda. Thus PIR Center became a pioneer in this field; in 2001 a collective monography Information Challenges to National and International Security (in Russian) was published, presenting a comprehensive scientific and analytical review of the issues of information security for the first time in Russia. A press conference at the press center of the Russian Foreign Ministry was held to present the volume.
Also, a number of research articles have been published in the Russian edition of Security Index journal after that, including: China's Theory and Practice of Waging Information War (2001), International Information Security: Arena of Rivalry or a Path to Cooperation? (2002), Information Security and Globalization (2005); On Internet Fragmentation (2014); On Cryptocurrency regulation (2015); Russia-China Cyberpact (2015).
Today PIR Center is expanding and intensifying its activities in the field of international information security and global internet governance using this pioneer research experience as a solid basis for today's Project agenda.
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 expert council was published. The English language version was presented in June 2015 in Geneva on the sidelines of PIR Center events held jointly with partner organisations Centre russe d'études politiques and Trialogue Club International.
PIR Center Analysis
According to Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, by 2015 the world had finally recognized that states should develop binding norms of conduct in cyberspace. The article examines how the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context o...
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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