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08.02.2017

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 8, 2017. PIR PRESS — “Complex security within the framework of a particular state is impossible because of the close interlacing of trans-border cooperation, trans-border structural projects with internal regulations and development of the legal system.” – Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant.

On February 3, 2017, within the framework of the project “Potential for the provision of national and global security in the sphere of information and communication technologies”, the meeting of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under the PIR Center Advisory Board took place. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Center for Strategic Research.


Among the participants of the seminar in a personal capacity as experts were representatives of research centers and private companies specializing in ICT development and safety - Voronezh State University, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA, MSU Institute of Information Security Issues, MGIMO, PIR Center, Kaspersky Lab, KOMKOR, MTS, Group-IB and others.

PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov presented the main points of the project, laying out the issue of the fundamental security challenges in information technology as an area of foreign policy. "Firstly, complex security within the framework of a particular state is impossible because of close interlacing of trans-border cooperation, trans-border structural projects with internal regulations and development of the legal system. Second, the problems of attribution in cyberspace creates difficulties for the development of international legal mechanisms to regulate cyberspace. Third, considering the tempo of digital technologies development, it is becoming more difficult to forecast state politics for remote time horizons” – the speaker said.

Particular attention was paid to the issues of military and political use of ICT. It was noted that an international legal regime of responsible conduct for states in cyberspace has not formed yet. Moreover, the key standards of international law have not yet been adapted to cyberspace.

The discussion also touched upon issues of cybercrime and protection of critical infrastructure. The participants considered aspects of the digital transformation of the economy, the secure development of information technology, and cooperation between Russia and the global and regional participants in the area of ICT.

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