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The latest issue of "CyberPulse" e-journal, January-February, 2015

24.02.2015

MOSCOW, 24 FEBRUARY 2015, PIR PRESS – “The head of the NTIA, Larry Strickling, has confirmed the US government’s March 2014 statement on its intention to transfer control of IANA functions to the global community of stakeholders.  But, unfortunately, a clear outline of these future plans is not yet available.  It is not yet known what body will monitor how well ICANN carries out its functions, or what will happen if the quality of implementation of the IANA’s function proves to be unacceptable.” – Michael Medrish, Director of the Internet Support Foundation.

On February 19, 2015, subscribers received a new issue of the PIR Center’s Russian language electronic journal The CyberPulse No. 1 January-February 2015.

The main topic of the latest issue was the result of the 52nd meeting of the Internet Corporation (ICANN) in Singapore, which discussed the transfer of the supervision of the implementation of the IANA’s functions away from the United States to the global multistakeholder community.

Jean-Jacques Sahel, the ICANN Vice President on Europe, gave a positive assessment of the last meeting, in which discussions were based on a multistakeholder model

Desiree Milosevic, member of the Internet Society Board told about the problems that faced representatives of the various ICAAN communities that work together to create a joint proposal to the National Authority for Telecommunications and Information (NTIA).

Michael Medrish, the director of the Russian Internet Support Foundation, shared his impressions and reflections on proposals for the IANA transitions, as well as spoke about shutdown of Crimean domains by American registrars.  According to Mr. Medrish, “The head of the NTIA, Larry Strickling, has confirmed the US government’s March 2014 statement on its intention to transfer its stewardship role over  IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.  But, unfortunately, a clear outline of how well ICANN carries out its functions or what will happen if the quality of implementation of the IANA’s function proves to be unacceptable.”

Under the heading, “PIR Center Analysis,” several issues were raised concerning cyber security.  PIR Center’s “Global Internet governance and International Information Security” program coordinator Alexandra Kulikova discussed the possibility of a future cyber arms race and the creation of cyber alliances, whose intent would be the protection of critical national infrastructure systems and ensuring defense (English version is available at Russia Direct website).  Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant, further addressed this topic, explaining how a shutdown of Russia from the SWIFT system is possible (in Russian). 

Continuing the theme of information security and international cooperation, the issue published a statement (in Russian) by Alexandr Radovitsky, the representative of the Department of new threats and challenges of the Russian  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  titled “Cooperation in the Field of High Technology in order to Address Global Challenges,” from the conference, “Global Security on the Agenda of BRICS in 2015: on the Way from Fortaleza to Ufa”.

Readers will also find an exclusive translation (in Russian) of Brazilian Internet law Marco Civil da Internet, provided by Madina Kasenova, the head of the Department of International Law of the Diplomatic Academy.  Also included in the issue: a compilation of news organized by theme concerning the IT sector, upcoming IT industry conferences and events, documents, and book reviews.

The latest issue of the newsletter is available on the PIR Center website (in Russian).

To subscribe to The Cyber Pulse for free, just register on the website and follow the link.

For questions regarding the newsletter “The Cyber Pulse”, please, contact the PIR Center’s “Global Internet governance and International Information Security” program coordinator Alexandra Kulikova  by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by email  kulikova@pircenter.org.

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