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  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Director of Internet and Channel Resources Department
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  • Affiliation : Association of International Law (BILA)
  • Position : Member of the Management Board
  • Affiliation : Smart Internet Foundation
  • Affiliation : President of the Russian Federation.
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Latest issue of e-journal The CyberPulse (November-December 2015)

30.12.2015

MOSCOW, DECEMBER 30, 2015. PIR-PRESS – “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”

On December 30, 2015, subscribers received the latest issue of the CyberPulse e-journal for November-December 2015.

The most noteworthy event in the Russian field of IT was the First Russian Internet Economy Forum (link in Russian), which was held in Moscow on December 21-22. Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at one of the forum sessions. The head of state invited Herman Klimenko, founder of the Liveinternet and President of the council of the Institute for Internet development, to become the Presidential advisor on the Internet.

The interaction between the state and the digital economy and Internet governance were also discussed in China in December. The Second World Internet Conference took place from December 16 to 18 in Wuzhen. Among the conference participants was Mikhail Medrish, director of the Fund for the support of Internet development “Fund for Internet support”, who told The CyberPulse (link in Russian) about the conference results as well as the Chinese and global agenda for Internet governance and usage. According to the member of the PIR Center Advisory Board, the world is currently at risk of seeing a big bubble develop in the global digital economy. Mikhail Medrish stated that “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.”

The field of the Internet of Things is currently witnessing a boom in the production and release of a great number of new products that are not subject to governmental regulations. Alexandra Kulikova explains how this new phenomenon affects millions of people in her article “The Internet of Things: virtual prosperity and real risks” (link in Russian) for the Security Index journal.

The latest issue of the Security Index features a series of articles on the critical infrastructure of the Internet. Olga Makarova, director of the Department for Internet and channel resources of the open joint-stock company MTS, dispels rumours about the unreliability of the global digital infrastructure and the possibility of disruptions in global connections in the event of cable breakage in her article “The vulnerability of the Internet: Myth and Reality” (link in Russian). In her review, the telecommunications specialist – Olga Makarova contributed to the development of peering policies and the regional Tier 1 in Russia – describes the structure of the global Internet and explains why it is impossible to disconnect a country from the Web.

The director of the Coordination Centre of the Top-Level Domain for Russia (2009-2015), Andrey Kolesnikov, discusses the technical and organizational measures required to contain threats to the Internet infrastructure and attempts to provide a simple definition of the complex components of the critical infrastructure of the Internet in his article “A red button for the Internet” (link in Russian). “It is disappointing to note that there is no single phone number for a response center for threats to the Internet infrastructure. Of course, engineers will do what they can to restore the Runet using the private connections in existence. It seems evident that the creation of a single coordination center is the central conclusion that the Security Council of Russia should draw from the results of studies from 2014. The modelling of scenarios should continue, taking into account the existence of such a center,” writes the expert in his article for the Security Index, vol. 4 (115), Winter 2015.

In autumn 2015, the PIR Center organized a round table on the topic of “The application of international law in cyberspace” (link in Russian). The Security Index publishes the results of the discussion between leading specialists on cybersecurity, Internet governance and law enforcement: Maria Gavrilova (Russia), Senior Legal Advisor for the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Russia, Belarus and Moldova, PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov (Russia), Andrey Kozik (Belarus), Secretary General of the Association of International Law and Anatoly Streltsov (Russia), deputy director of the Information Security Institute at Moscow State University.

On December 11, 2015, the members of the PIR Center Advisory Board participated in a round table on “High-tech crime: new challenges for society, business and the state”, which was held on the premises of the Committee for Civil Initiatives. The CyberPulse presents the full speech of Ilya Sachkov (link in Russian), CEO and founder of the Group-IB company. Other materials from the round table will be featured in the Spring issue of the Security Index.

The latest issue of the e-journal is available on the PIR Center website (link in Russian).

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For all questions related to the e-journal “CyberPulse”, contact PIR Center consultant Alexandra Kulikova via phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via email at kulikova at pircenter.org.

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