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CyberModule at PIR Center Summer School

25.07.2013

MOSCOW, JULY 25, 2013. PIR PRESS. – “By 2018 information and communication technologies (ICTs) will become one of the key factors in the CIS region. Interdependence of countries in this region will increase considerably which will have direct implications for security area and the landscape of regional threats. In order to prevent and to eliminate those threats Russia and its partners should strengthen mechanisms of cooperation between their governmental agencies, broaden the cooperation of national security forces and private companies specializing in IT field, and synchronize procedural and legislative mechanisms for fighting transborder cybercrime”, – conclusions of the foresight “The Information Technologies Factor in Eurasian security 2014-2018” of the PIR Center Summer School.

On  July 8-9, 2013 in Abramtsevo the CyberModule of PIR Center International Summer School on Global Security took place. The CyberModule was devoted to the key problems of the international cybersecurity and global internet governance including the critical infrastructure protection, transborder cybercrime, and elaboration of a legal framework for the international information security regime, adaptation of the international humanitarian law to cyberconflicts and cooperation perspectives in the information security area in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Lectures and seminars with the participation of Russian and foreign leading experts in cybersecurity sphere and internet governance were organized for the participants on the PIR Center Summer School. The list of lecturers included: Coordinator of PIR Center’s Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance Oleg Demidov; Special Coordinator on political usege of information and communication technologies of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Krutskikh; business consultant on information security at Cisco Alexey Lukatsky; CEO of Group-IB Ilya Sachkov; counselor on defence issues at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to NATO Eva Svobodova, Program Director of Infoforum (Information Security Forum) Elena Volchinskaya,  and the Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board Michael Yakushev. Also, the speech by the Deputy Ambassador of Great Britain to Russia Denis Keefe at PIR Center’s seminar “Global Internet Governance after WCIT-2012 in Dubai: Defining Key Global Trends and Assessing Russia’s National Interests” was disseminated among the students of the Summer School. Within the framework of the CyberModule a round table was conducted with the aim to embrace the issues of states behavior in cyberspace including recent Russian initiatives and international expert elaborations.

On July 8, 2013 the foresight “The Information Technologies Factor in Eurasian security 2014-2018” was conducted for the first time in the history of the CyberModule. During the foresight participants of PIR Center’s Summer School made an attempt to formulate key trends of ICTs influence on regional security up to 2018 and to define the prospects for strengthening of the regional security framework with the prime focus on the ICT factor.

According to the conclusions made by the participants and organizers of the foresight, “By 2018 information and communication technologies (ICTs) will become one of the key factors in the CIS region. Interdependence of countries in this region will increase considerably which will have direct implications for security area and the landscape of regional threats. In order to prevent and to eliminate those threats Russia and its partners should strengthen mechanisms of cooperation between their governmental agencies, broaden the cooperation of national security forces and private companies specializing in the IT area and synchronize procedural and legislative mechanisms for fighting transborder cybercrime”.

PIR Center actively works on information technologies issues within the framework of its program “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”. As a part of the program, a special issue of PIR Center’s Security Index journal № 1 (104) “Global Security in the Digital Age” (in Russian) was published. The first Russian non-governmental report on cybersecurity – PIR Center’s White Paper – is being prepared for publication.

An important constituent of the program is regular activity of the PIR Center Advisory Board Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance that unites leading Russian experts of private and non-commercial sector as well as academic community (Infoforum, Coordination Center of the TLD .RU, MGIMO University, Diplomatic Academy under the Russian MFA, Group-IB, Cisco, etc).

For all issues concerning PIR Center’s program "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” please contact Program Coordinator Oleg Demidov by phone: +7-495- 987-19-15, fax: +7-495-987-19-14, or by e-mail: demidov at pircenter.org


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