A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Dmitry Samartsev

Dmitry Samartsev

Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE
Quotes
21.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
Lawmakers are not catching up with tech companies. As a result, technologies advance more rapidly then their security requirements. We need rules and norms, both domestic and international
21.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
Today, there are plenty of communities designing frameworks for AI technologies. These are our future threats, much like the developing 5G technologies: they present an opportunity for cybercriminals to rev up the attacks by dozens or even hundreds of times. Darknet helps them coordinate their efforts
21.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
Zero day attacks using previously unknown malware are taking place daily, whereas just a year ago they occurred maybe once a week
21.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
In the global risks report prepared by the World Economic Forum, cyberattacks take the fifth place. In 2018, the global economy lost USD 1.5 trillion to cyberattacks. The damage is expected to reach 8 trillion by 2022 and 90 trillion by 2030
21.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
AI technology is used to make fake news: criminals emulate news and use them to attack corporations. These attacks are still very efficient, especially when combined with phishing
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
CityGroup operates in about 50 countries, and if they attempt to simultaneously comply with the legislation of all countries of their presence, unfortunately, they would be forced to close down
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
The situation is unfortunate: currently there is no international system to counter cybercrime and something needs to be done about it
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
They feel invincible. Nobody punishes them; the detention of cybercrime groups is a rare phenomenon. Criminals steal money, data, undermine the work of corporations and feel untouchable. It is our reality today
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
The official financial statements of the Maersk show a loss of more than 300 million dollars in 3 days to the WannaCry virus
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
Unfortunately, many traditional criminals transit over to cyberspace, those who previously were pickpocketing
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
We found that approximately 96% of our so-called cybercriminals are those who steal money from individuals. Only 3–3.5% are the very hackers who deliberately attack legal entities and only a small number of hackers, no more than 0.5%, develop serious viruses aimed at overriding management of companies, stealing big data and alike
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
The main issue today is that all expertise is with large corporate international players such as banks, tech companies, and counter cybercrime companies
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
The introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation – European data protection tool) has led to WhoIs service shut down. Today, you need to go to the police to find out who is behind the IP-address. The bureaucracy of international relationships between the police takes months while every minute counts in a cyber attack investigation
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
Unfortunately, teaching cyber hygiene to global citizens is quite a difficult problem to solve at a corporate level
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
Also, attacks on regular people, on ordinary citizens using social engineering cost nothing. A fraudster does not need to be a skilled hacker or a programmer. They can purchase the necessary tools in the dark web. It can cost anywhere from a few dozens to hundreds of dollars at best
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
The cybercrime entry cost should be higher
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
Through effective collaboration at the level of financial institutions and corporations, it is possible to put up a fairly extensive level of engagement, which will also protect the citizens
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Call for Collaboration: Private Sector vs Cybercrime
We must try rebuilding the world system designed to fight this evil, because we declare the fact that, unfortunately, we are still one step behind