Past event

Invitation Only

Russian Cyber Security: Concepts and Current Activity

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics

Event documents

Meeting Summary: Russian Cyber Security: Concepts and Current Activity
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Keir Giles, Director, Conflict Studies Research Centre


There are widespread calls for an international agreement on cyber activity. Russia takes a leading position in promoting this agenda, but outside observers see apparent contradictions in the Russian approach to cyber security. Russia's community of internet users, the biggest in Europe, is subject to stringent monitoring. Government and commercial agencies have broad powers to restrict internet content, and yet Russia accounts for an estimated 35 per cent of the global cybercrime revenue.

The speaker will discuss Russia’s position on information security, Moscow's implementation of this position in the current environment and Russia's allies in the international cyber security debate.

Attendance is by invitation only.