Faced with mounting threats in the information space, civil society continues to look for the most effective ways to counter these challenges, using various forms of consolidated efforts by professionals. The non-governmental sector is ready to contribute to international information security and make the information space a secure environment.
In line with this trend, the National Association of International Information Security was set up in Russia on April 10, 2018.
Its constituent founders are Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Ministry, the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, the Institute for Modern Security Challenges (a subsidiary of the Norilsk Nickel mining and metallurgical company) and the editorial board of Mezhdunarodnaya Zhizn (International Life) magazine.
Vladislav Sherstyuk, Director of the Information Security Institute at Lomonosov University, was elected association president, while Anatoly Smirnov, president of the National Institute for Global Security Research, became the General Director.
The association’s presidium comprises leading researchers and specialists, and well-known experts in international information security.
The main goal of the association is to assist in the implementation of state policy in promoting international information security and advance Russian initiatives in this area.
In addition, the association intends to participate in keeping civil society institutions in Russia and abroad informed and explaining to them the basic provisions of the Government’s policy in this field. The association is planning to focus on making analytical work in this area more effective and working out corresponding recommendations for all bodies and
The association will coordinate research at scientific centres and universities by dividing it into the scientific, humanitarian and technical aspects of ensuring international information security.
It views cooperation with similar associations of researchers and experts abroad, both in a bilateral format and within the framework of various international platforms and forums, as one of its key areas of activity. As envisioned by its founders, the association will help bolster national security in the information space.
The results of this effort will be used by the authorities and organisations involved in the implementation of state policy in the area of international information security.
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