• Position : Senior product marketing manager at the Department of critical infrastructure protection
  • Affiliation : Kaspersky Lab
  • Position : Director
  • Affiliation : Information Culture
  • Position : CEO
  • Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
  • Affiliation : Business Development Director, JSC AMT-Group
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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On August 31, as part of the Midweek Brainstorming Sessions, the PIR Center held a webinar on the topic "Patch for diplomatic relations: prospects for Russian-American consultations on information security". The speaker of the webinar – Oleg Shakirov, a consultant of the PIR Center, a senior expert of the Center for Advanced Governance (CAG), an expert of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) presented his expert opinion on the possible results of the Russian-American negotiations on information security. This event continues the tradition of the PIR Center for the study of information challenges and threats to international and national security, which started 20 years ago.


This research paper focuses on a new US cybersecurity strategy that has moved from a traditional deterrence policy to a policy of persistent engagement. The author draws attention to its criticism by the expert community since this strategy can lead to the militarization of cyberspace. The author also gives recommendations that are useful for Russia when interacting with the United States on cybersecurity issues.


“А third party, be it a country or a non-state actor, can attack critical infrastructure of the US or Russia, making it look as if the aggressor was the other one, thus provoking war between them. In cyber space this is possible. Both the Russian and the US cyber doctrines allow them to react to major cyberattacks with all military means. Therefore, an effective direct communication and de-escalation channels between the two countries are a priority,” – Dr. Elena Chernenko, PIR Center Executive Board Member and Deputy Head of the Kommersant Newspaper Foreign Policy Department.

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Global Internet Governance and International Information Security

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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security program. The project examines the negotiation processes for the development of norms for the information space, international cooperation in issues related to Internet governance, as well as challenges to Russia's security and international security emanating from the information space.

The Project includes research activities in the field of international information security and global Internet governance. PIR-Center believes that the analysis of these threats, in the context of the objective dualism of the global role of ICT, is an urgent task, necessary both for the purpose of forming responses within Russia and for determining priorities for international cooperation.

PIR Center started research in the field of international information security and Internet governance in the late 1990s, when these issues were just beginning to appear on the Russian security agenda. Today we use the scientific baggage of previous research as a full-fledged basis for further works. Among the problems that PIR Center experts currently explore are:

  • Global Internet governance
  • International information security: negotiation formats and norms, strategies and use of cyber tools
  • Big Data Regulation.

We actively cooperate with leading Russian experts from the Kaspersky Lab, Group-IB, Info-Watch, Cisco, and others in our trainings on new technologies and security in the field of ICT.

PIR Center closely cooperates with MGIMO, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Diplomatic Academy, Russian and foreign research centers and universities in these and a number of other areas.

For questions regarding the project, please contact "Emerging Technologies and Global Security" Program Director Vadim Kozyulin by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail [email protected].

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