Events

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
16.06.2015

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...

16.06.2015

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,...

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Experts

  • Position : Director
  • Affiliation : Information Culture
  • Position : CEO
  • Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
  • Position : Board Member
  • Affiliation : Coordination Center for Russian CC TLDs
  • Position : Program Coordinator "Global Internet Governance and International Information Security"
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

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”

17.12.2015

“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.

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.


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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

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 ...

The Russia-China deal on cyber-security could send a warning signal to the U.S., which might view the deal as a growing threat to its economic and security interests in cyberspace.  

Originally written for Russia Direct and published on May 21 2015

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Materials

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 ...

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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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