The call for Infosec rules at the UN as RU whines on Putin’s behalf
Garmisch will again be held in Moscow
The National Association for International Information Security announced the program of the XVI International Forum “Partnership of the state, business and civil society in ensuring international information security”. Garmisch 2022 will be held in Moscow for the third time at the site of the Diplomatic Academy.
The following topics are suggested for discussion:
— formation of an international legal regime for preventing conflicts in the global information space;
— ensuring the sovereignty of states in a peaceful, open, secure, stable and accessible ICT environment;
— protection of national spiritual values in the global information space;
— ensuring the security of critical information infrastructure facilities;
development of regional cooperation in the system of international information security;
— counteracting the spread of the ideology of Nazism and the use of the global ICT environment to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states;
— promoting Russian initiatives to prepare a draft concept of the UN Convention on Ensuring International Information Security and to sign a draft UN Convention on Cooperation in Combating Information Crime (A/C.3/72/12);
— development of norms and principles of international law in relation to the ICT environment.
The forum will be held in a hybrid format, applications are accepted until August 20.
Russia told the UN about the Ukrainian IT-army and cyber war
Cybersecurity talks are underway in New York this week. The draft report is mainly discussed, but there are also political statements. Russia, for example, spoke about the aggression unleashed against it in cyberspace, mentioning the IT army of Ukraine (from 32 minutes):
“With the assistance of the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies, the Ukrainian IT army has been mobilized to damage the infrastructure of Russia and its allies. Government agencies, vital [enterprises], financial institutions, media resources, energy producers, transport companies, and increasingly our citizens are under attack. […] According to Russian experts, hundreds of thousands of acts of sabotage are carried out weekly from the outside in our information space, mainly from the territory of North America, the member states of the European Union and Ukraine.”
Further, it is said about the involvement in the attacks of IT giants and about the participation of anonymous mercenaries in the cyber war against Russia.