Exporting Trust: Building Safe Global Digital Infrastructure
Digitalization of critical infrastructure increases the value of cybersecurity systems
The digital space very quickly turns into one of the most popular and most important spaces. <...> We are living in a four-dimensional world. <...> Almost all critical infrastructure will soon become digital — Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association .
In 2017 global investments in the start-ups of cybersecurity have doubled. <...> Now big players have entered to this market because, on the one hand, they are responsible for ensuring national security, on the other hand, it is, of course, a business interest — Igor Lyapunov, Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom.
The concept of critical information infrastructure is constantly expanding
One can already say that the Internet of Things, even consumer one, is already beginning to be dynamically comparable to a critical infrastructure — Andrey Tikhonov, Head of Safety of the Internet of Things (IoT), Kaspersky Lab.
Low level of international trust
There is no trust in the modern digital world nowadays. It simply does not exist. At the same time, large countries are building their cyber armies and walls — Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch.
Security issues hinder the creation of a single digital space
States want to control, at least, critical infrastructure. And the more walls we build, the more we reduce to zero the most important fact about this space — that it is public — Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association .
Low level of cyberculture
Today, the level of cyber-literacy and cyberculture is actually extremely low, namely in our country — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
Absence of international law in the digital sphere
There are no rules today. <...> There are no UN conventions that unite these general rules — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
Dependence on foreign technologies
Today, the vast majority of countries, with few exceptions, buy all their chips from several global manufacturers. And these manufacturers are also not independent — Leonid Reiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Angstrem PJSC.
Most of the infrastructure facilities are imported. This means that we need not only to replace the entire security system and build it in somewhere, it means that we need to replace the entire infrastructure. <...> We are not manufacturers of the basic IT-tools — Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch.
It is important to change the attitude towards Russian products. A Russian manufacturer often has to prove that he has a product available — at least the same as the western one — Ilya Massukh, President, Informational Democracy Foundation.
Service model in the field of IT-technologies is expensive
Nowadays the global and Russian markets follow a trend for IT as a service model: you have to provide your technology in the form of a service not in a year after implementation, but right now - in a week or two. <...> We need strong local partners, and data centres must be in the host country - all this means large investments — Igor Lyapunov, Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom.
The outdated system of state support of the digital industry in Russia
Unfortunately, in our regulatory framework, within which the Ministry of Industry and Trade is working, for example, there is no provision for any support of such things at all. They give us money for very specific projects: equipment can be bought, specific product can be developed, which is clearly described. Moreover, in order to receive this money, it is necessary to undergo a number of procedures — Maxim Kuzyuk, General Director, RTI.
Export of information technologies with expertise could become a competitive advantage of Russia
Russia has a certain expertise in the field of building technological systems, information systems and the development of so-called heavy software, complex programmes. <...> Russia has a good way of exporting not just products <...> but technologies with expertise — Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch.
A promising direction for Russia - offers on the software and hardware systems market
It seems to me that creation of software and hardware complexes could be one of the directions for creating a secure global digital infrastructure and exporting this trust. And then consumers around the world would have a choice between the solutions that exist today, and the solutions that Russia would offer — Leonid Reiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Angstrem PJSC.
Development of proactive security systems
Existing security systems are working today. And tomorrow, new threats will arise, so today we need to predict such systems that will meet the requirements of tomorrow. This means that the systems must be proactive — Valentin Makarov, President, Russoft Association.
Establishing national data exchange platforms is a step towards a global cyber threat prevention system
This is the exchange of indicators of compromises, it is the exchange of information about attacks that are being carried out. The first thing we will start with, and this is facilitated by Russian legislative initiatives <...> is the building of information exchange and some contours of trust within the country — Igor Lyapunov, Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom.
The Association of Banks of Russia in the end of January this year decided to create such a platform. The vast majority of credit institutions are already focused on exchanging such kind of information. The launch of this platform will be possible in the middle of June — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
Development of fundamentally new solutions
We need to enter the global market with platform solutions. This is the only way to claim a better place. <...> One of the projects is called the Eurasian Quantum Path. <...> We need to have solutions based on new physical principles. In this programme such principle is quantum cryptography — Valentin Makarov, President, Russoft Association.
In December, for the first time probably, we tried to transfer data through quantum computers from Skolkovo to the centre of Moscow. We have succeeded, and I confirm that this is one of the most promising areas — Leonid Reiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Angstrem PJSC.
The digital industry requires new mechanisms of state support
By now the government of the country clearly defined the course for the development of the digital economy. And why not immediately put the question of creating another model of the relationship between business and the state in the digital area — Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association .
The Digital Economy programme has created a new mechanism <…> when the business got the opportunity to express its view on how and what need change in the digital economy. And there is a chance to include these proposals in the government programme — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
We need to try to introduce a new model of regulation, including, given that we now have a new ministry that will form a new agenda for itself — Leonid Reiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Angstrem PJSC.
The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS