Vasily Shpak, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, proposed creating cyber troops in Russia and sending conscripts from among the developers there.
“It would be very correct, probably – I have no right to give advice to the Ministry of Defense, but as a proposal – on the creation of cybertroops and the creation of a state order in terms of defense and security for our developers in this area,” Shpak said at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Information politics on Tuesday.
According to Shpak, service in the cybertroops could be an alternative for IT specialists to defer military service.
In Bashkiria, a headquarters was created to ensure regional cybersecurity. The order was signed by the head of the republic, Radiy Khabirov, on March 10.
The headquarters should ensure “information security, coordination of activities and organization of the functioning of the reporting system for incidents in the field of cybersecurity.”
It included: the head of the region, representatives of its administration, heads of the ministries of economic development and investment policy, digital development of public administration, law enforcement agencies, Interfax reports .
Since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, hackers have carried out cyberattacks on Russian government websites. A series of hacker attacks also affected Russian media sites. The website of Realnoe Vremya was also subjected to a large- scale attack .
Last week, the Ministry of Digital Development of the Republic of Tatarstan reported that the number of attacks on government services in Tatarstan after the start of a military special operation in Ukraine increased seven times on average. Basically, hackers attacked the republican website of public services and the website of the electronic education of the republic.