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RIAC and RUSI Discuss Challenges to Information Space in Russia and the UK

The seminar was devoted to the analysis of challenges to the information spaces of Russia and the UK, the rules of conduct in the information space, and media codes in Russia and the UK, the development of social networks and their influence, the creation, spread and effects of fake news in both countries On January 20, 2020, in Moscow, RIAC held the final workshop of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and completed its fourth cycle on January 20, 2020. RIAC partner...


"Creative Diplomacy" Center and RIAC Hold a Discussion on Russian Approaches to Ensuring Information Security

... attribution of cyberattacks, strengthening cooperation and trust between states in the use of ICT, etc. Particular emphasis in the discussion was made on the latest achievements of Russian diplomacy at the United Nations platform in the area of international information security (IIS). Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Anastasia Tolstukhina, RIAC Program Assistant, represented Russian International Affairs Council at the event, giving comments on the prospects of the UN track in IIS provisioning....


“Russian Propaganda”: On Social Networks, in Eastern Europe, and Soon Everywhere

... believe, in the sincerity of the revived fears in the West about Russia’s information influence. Ironically, the growing focus of the United States on information influence leads to a convergence of the U.S. and Russian approaches to international information security. For years, the fundamental difference between the two sides was that the United States viewed cybersecurity in the strict sense of network security, software security and information protection, whereas Russia was additionally concerned ...


Russia and the West: An Information War?

The tragedy for Russia and the collective West is that they continue to fight the wars of the past against one another, while underestimating the ideological strength of radical Islam Since 2013 when the crisis in Ukraine broke out, the notion of information warfare has been widely used in Russia, in the West and of course in Ukraine. However, the term itself provides little, if any, insight into what is happening in the information space, and is as broad and vague as “hybrid warfare.” By definition...


Internet: How Deep Is Pandora’s Box?

The threat emanating from virtual space and Internet technologies has become a traditional challenge in the 21st century, as human progress is already inseparably linked to the Internet. However, these threats vary depending on their origin, the tools that are at the disposal of the attackers and the scale of damage. How are these threats seen by anti-virus companies? We asked Boris Sharov , CEO of the Russia’s oldest anti-virus company Doctor Web, to share his views on the problem and to...


Is the Bioinformatic Apocalypse Looming: Big Data and Biosecurity

RIAC’s Working Paper “Russia and Challenges of the Digital Environment” offers an inventive view on the problem of Big Data and its relationship with the nation’s digital sovereignty. Among other things, the paper considers the quickly evolving Big Data biological and medical segments, touching upon such critical matters as the possible emergence of targeted weapons able to target and injure specific groups of living beings, including humans. The rapidly growing volume of...


Russia and the Challenges of the Digital Environment

Working paper #15 / 2014 This working paper was written as part of the Russian International Affairs Council’s project “Information Security, Response to Cyber Threats and the Use of the Internet to Defend Russia’s National Interests on the International Scene.” In their articles, the authors expound on Russia’s presence in cyberspace and suggest the identification ...


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