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  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Division Head
  • Affiliation : Department of Innovation Development, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Position : Deputy Head of Foreign Policy Department
  • Affiliation : Kommersant Publishing House
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Toward U.S.-Russia Bilateral Cooperation in the Sphere of Cybersecurity

Thomas Remington, Christopher Spirito, Elena Chernenko, Oleg Demidov, Vitaly Kabernik

In recent years, the dynamics of international cooperation and conflict in the cyber domain have become the focus of intense interest on the part of national governments and expert communities around the world. Russia and the United States have often been at odds even in defining the nature of the problem. Despite the obvious obstacles to cooperation in the cybersecurity domain, the members of the Working Group on the Future of U.S. – Russia Relations believe that both countries can benefit from agreeing on certain basic rules.

In the Working Group Paper “Toward U.S.-Russia Bilateral Cooperation in the Sphere of Cybersecurity” experts asses the prospects for U.S. – Russia cooperation in the sphere of cybersecurity and offer six main  recommendations: agreement on an explicit definition of the thresholds for attacks on critical  infrastructure; agreement on the types of information that would be shared in the event of a cyberattack; prohibition of automatic retaliation in cases of cyberattacks; joint evaluation of the Internet Core Governance (UIS, IANA, DNS RZM) infrastructure; broader international discussion of cybersecurity beyond the bilateral U.S.- Russia framework.

Full text at the "Working Group on the Future of U.S. – Russia Relations" website


Imprint:

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations, Working Group Paper 7

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