“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.
PIR Center, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), in association with the Centre russe d'études politiques and Trialogue Club International, hold an expert panel Looking to th...
Centre Russe des etudes politiques (CREP) holds in Geneva the initial meeting on the research project in the framework of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council new work stream “Cybersecurity of Civil Nuclear Facilities: Assessing the Threat,...
Midweek Brainstorming Session "The debate on global critical Internet infrastructure: the current issues and implications for Russia and BRICS at the upcoming summit in Ufa", May 26, Moscow
- Position : CEO
- Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
- Position : Program Coordinator "Global Internet Governance and International Information Security"
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : Consultant
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : Consultant
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe.
- Affiliation : ICANN
“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”.
“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”.
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.
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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 ...
The 4th Global Conference on Cyberspace, which took place in the Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17th of April, left mixed feelings. The Dutch government has clearly put a lot of effort into getting the most burning issues of cybersecurity into its agenda, enlarging the participation of stakeholders i...
Development of international process, international negotiations and international norms of conduct in cyberspace lasts for at least 15 years. Only this year we are witnessing subscription of certain documents and conducting certain negotiations creating preconditions for real breakthrough in this s...
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 ...
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...