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The signing of the Agreement between the Governments of Russia and France concerning cooperation in safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons in Russia.
20.10.1993
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency of 1986 and the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident of 1986 enter into force for the U.S.
20.10.1988

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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

Training Course “Global Internet Governance and International Cybersecurity for Young Experts”

On March 17-19, 2014, PIR Center holds the Training Course entitled “Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security for Young Experts” for young officers, private sector experts and members of the research community from Russia and CIS countries.

World economic and political changes and technological development increasingly transform an existing landscape and dynamics of the international security. The new opportunities, threats and challenges driven by the development and spread of information and communication technology (ICT) play central role in the agenda. The issues related to the development of digital technology and communications, cyber security and coordination of positions of stakeholders in the global Internet governance pose urgent and challenging tasks to diplomats, military representatives and other government agencies, expert community, as well as private business.


Key issues of the Training Course

* Information security of critical infrastructure facilities.

* Transformation of global architecture of Internet governance and privacy protection in the Internet.

* Basic principles and approaches towards the Internet governance: the advantages and contradictions of the multistakeholder paradigm.

* International legal regulation of cyberspace and the prevention of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the military and political purposes. Does the world need a "cyberNPT"?

* The operation and development of the global domain name system (DNS): prospects and potential international political effects.

* Identification in the Internet: challenges, ambitious approaches and international experience in Russia and CIS countries.

* Major threats in cyberspace and transborder cybercrime: tackling threats and idenifying key trends in Russia and globally.

 

PIR Center invites young employees of government departments, graduate and postgraduate students, faculty and staff of universities and research institutions, the private business in Russia and the CIS countries to meet key Russian and foreign experts in the field of international information security and Global governance internet in order to get the most complete information and exchange views on key developments and trends in the areas of international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime and cyberterrorism, the legal regulation of cyberspace, protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats , transnational identification and development of the Internet global network management system.

Course program:

* 10-12 thematic lessons, each lesson includes a lecture by the expert on the subject and its discussion with the participants. In order to prepare for the meeting with experts the necessary materials will be available at the PIR Center website 20 days before the course starts.

* Expert roundtable on the prospects of the global architecture of Internet governance and the protection of privacy on the web after the revelations of Edward Snowden.

* Debates on advanced approach to the global Internet governance.

* Familiarity with the opportunities offered by the PIR Center in Moscow for the development of education and professional development in the field of cyber security and international information security, global Internet governance and other aspects of international relations.

* Perhaps a consultation on research paper with PIR Center expert for program participant (questions it is desirable to consult prior to the program)

The working language of the program is Russian.

 

Participants

PIR Center invites young Russian and CIS experts to take part in the Training Course. Ther target audience of the Course includes: 15-17 young professionals (under 35 years) engaged in professional activities in the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Russia and other CIS countries, studying and working in research centers and universities, as well as those employed in non-governmental and private sector in the industry of information technology, consulting, business venture.

Training Course instructors are leading experts from PIR Center, Russian and international technical organizations involved in practical activities in the field of cybersecurity, information security and Internet governance. The list of confirmed instructors includes: 

 

 

 

Oleg V. Demidov

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Program Director, "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance" , PIR Center

Patrick L. Jones

Senior director for Global Stakeholder Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

 Andrei V. Kolesnikov

Director of the Coordination Center top-level domains .RU\.РФ

Andrew V. Krutskikh

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the field of information security

Irina  Y. Levova

Head of Strategic Research, the Russian Association of Electronic Communications

Alexey V. Lukatsky

Business Information Security Consultant, Cisco Systems

Andrei G. Romanov 

Deputy Director, Coordination Center for Top-Level Domains .RU /.РФ

Ilya K. Sachkov

CEO, Group-IB

Mikhail V. Yakushev-

Chairman, PIR Center Executve Board

Andrey Y. Yarnykh

Head of strategic projects, Kaspersky Lab

The Training Course is conducted in cooperation with the Internet Support Foundation (Russia) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

 

Terms and Conditions

The Training Course will take place in Moscow. PIR Center will be ready to cover accomodation costs for non-Moscow residents, three meals daily will also be provided. Also, lunches and dinners will be provided for all participants of the Training Course.

All participants will be provided with necessary literature and handouts.

The costs of travel to-from Moscow wil be covered by directing party. PIR Center will be ready to consider the payment of travel to limited number of participants from Russian regions and CIS countries. Participants will be asked to specify the request for reimbursement of travel costs by PIR Center in their applications.

For any questions concerning the PIR Center Training Course and the program “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance,” please contact Program Director Oleg Demidov by phone: +7 (495) 987-19-15, by fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14, or by e-mail: demidov@pircenter.org

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