Events

26.05.2016

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...

PIR Center Oleg Demidov participated in round table discussion "Internet Governance: The results of 2015 and future perspectives"
18.02.2016
PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov speaks at the “Trialogue” Club International meeting on “Russia-China-United States: Setting the Global Rules of the Game in Cyberspace”
29.09.2015
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Experts

  • Position : Senior product marketing manager at the Department of critical infrastructure protection
  • Affiliation : Kaspersky Lab
  • Position : Director
  • Affiliation : Information Culture
  • Position : CEO
  • Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
  • Position : Board Member
  • 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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News

02.03.2017

“Both strategic stability and global security rely heavily on confidence. The inherent dual-use nature of all emerging technologies can undermine this confidence and has the potential to trigger arms races”, Jarmo Sareva, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). 

28.02.2017

In the new thematic issue of the Security Index Journal “New technologies and challenges to global security” — interview with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on Russia-U.S. relations, and interview with Deputy CEO of Rosatom company Sergey Saveliev on the safety of the space activity, materials of the round table on regulations of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), PIR Center's report on the problematic of a cybersecurity of nuclear objects, article by the Director and Vice-Director of Kurchatov institute on the possibilities and threats coming from nature-like technologies, article by the Director of UNIDIR Jarmo Sareva on the influence of the new technologies on the strategic stability, commentary from Vladimir Legoyda on the relations between religion, science and technology.

08.02.2017

“Complex security within the framework of a particular state is impossible because of the close interlacing of trans-border cooperation, trans-border structural projects with internal regulations and development of the legal system.” – Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant.

 

           

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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.

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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.

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PIR Center Analysis

Operators of critical infrastructure (CI) all over the world are facing increasing cyber risks. The danger is coming not from accidental software and hardware failures or human factor as it used to be. The threat focus is shifting towards purposeful cyber-attacks on CI, conducted by skillful actors ...

During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

Over the past few months Russia has seen a growing tide of accusations of mounting cyberattacks against other countries. According to some U.S. politicians and media outlets, pro-Kremlin hackers are behind some of the most high-profile attacks, including the ones that targeted the Democratic Party, ...

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Materials

(A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

On September 29, 2016 Moscow hosted the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”. The event was organized by PIR Center a...

Alfredo Morelli, Argentina’s representative in the Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security established pursuant to resolution A/RES/53/70 (2012), has shared with Cyber Pulse his impressions fro...

At the ICANN 52 - the central topic was the IANA stewardship transition, where the three different communities and customers of IANA: (Numbers - RiRs, Protocols and Parameters- the IETF and Names - or ICANN) are yet to reach a consensus for a joint proposal to meet the Sept 2015 deadline. The first ...

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Documents

There are various ongoing activities and programs of the Indian Government to address the cyber security challenges which have significantly contributed to the creation of a platform that is now capable of supporting and sustaining the efforts in securing the cyber space. Due to the dynamic nature o...

In the French White Paper on Defence and National Security presented by the President in June 2008, information systems security emerged, alongside deterrence, as an area in which the sovereignty of France should be fully expressed. More collective work remains to be done in order to fully achieve t...

Cyberspace includes all information infrastructures accessible via the Internet beyond all territorial boundaries. In Germany all players of social and economic life use the possibilities provided by cyberspace. As part of an increasingly interconnected world, the state, critical infrastructures, bu...

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