We are currently experiencing a disparity between growing demand for digital services and digital platforms on the one hand, and for security on the other. The latter is not developing at the same rapid pace as the former. As a result, this disparity is growing, and I believe we are now very much at a critical juncture. We need to apply some kind of super-solution to markedly mobilize and change approaches to ensuring security at all stages, — Maksut Shadaev, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
Today, many companies in Russia are building their own ecosystems. They are developing them, as they provide new opportunities to attain new heights, achieve unique results, and come up with new products and services in a relatively short space of time. This form of agility is attracting all players, as various startups can benefit from rapid results. However, this is accompanied by a new level of risk. It is here that the biggest shadow areas lurk, it seems to me. <…> That is why companies that develop ecosystems naturally invariably prioritize reliability when it comes to all their security infrastructure rules and mechanisms, — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
In 2020, people in Russia consumed more media content online than via traditional outlets for the first time ever. <…> When it comes to the internet, security in this case is in all likelihood a crucial, and indeed, priority issue. Sadly, we are of course referring to the fact that <…> the amount of dishonest information online has also grown, as has the number of cyberattacks. And undoubtedly, illicit, and in some cases, forbidden content has become more widespread. These all pose fairly substantial challenges to us, to the state, to large companies, to the tech giants, and to social media – both in terms of the need to regulate the online space, and naturally, in terms of the tech giants regulating themselves and operating in a socially responsible manner, — Tatyana Matveeva, Chief, Presidential Directorate for the Development of Information and Communication Technology and Communication Infrastructure.
The realities of the world have changed, and there is definitely no going back to how things were before. That is why we need to think about technological independence. In fact, we need to do more than just think, and take real action in this area, — Evgeny Charkin, Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways.