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.
The rapid development and use of information and communications, aerospace, nuclear technology, as well as the active implementation of cyberspace create new possibilities to solve socioeconomic problems, by expanding access to energy, information, k...
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...
“Issues of innovative technologies, so called “frontier disputes”, are moving forward from the periphery to the center of attention of the UN Secretary-General. Definitely. I was going to say “slowly, but steadily”. However, it would be inaccurate, because the process goes at full drive. The bureaucratic machine of multilateral diplomacy simply cannot keep pace with this tendency”, — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.
“We are facing the threat of the possible recurrence of purposely designed software breaking even through the “air wall”. In these circumstances we are concerned about what is being done about it, and how regulators, industry representatives, market, and, finally, international society are changing their approach to the recent developments” – PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov.
Cybersecurity of Critical Nuclear Infrastructure
The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be duly protected from theft or sabotage. At the beginning of the 21st century, cyberattacks against the critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, have shown the necessity of upgrading this concept taking into account developments in the information sphere.
Cybersecurity of nuclear facilities has been an important part of PIR Center’s research, producing the following studies:
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 ...
(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...