Patrushev told about almost 53 million cyber attacks on an information state resources


The number of hacker attacks on state information resources of Russia for 2016 has more than tripled, said the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev, transfers “RIA Novosti”.

“In the whole country last year identified and neutralized over 52,5 million computer attacks. For comparison, in 2015, they were 14.4 million”, — said Patrushev.

According to him, the hackers sought “to violate the mode of operation of technical equipment” state and municipal authorities and to obtain “restricted information”, including introducing hidden means of computer intelligence.

According to him, currently, the level of security of information systems of state and municipal institutions from cyber-attacks remains inadequate.

In June 2016, the Russian security Council released a draft of the new doctrine of cyber security, which has replaced the doctrine of 2000. In the document, the main threats to information security of Russia was named terrorist and extremist groups and foreign intelligence services.

The authors of the doctrine also noted that Russia lags behind other countries in using information technology and encouraged to develop their own information technology, including creating backups of the Russian part of the Internet, “duplicate elements”, in order to ensure the smooth operation of the global network in the country in the event of unforeseen threats from the outside.

The interviewed experts noted that changes in state policy in the field of cybersecurity is long overdue, but pointed to the fact that of the bills designed to strengthen state control over the infrastructure part of the Runet and to ensure his isolation, often it was not clear how the embodiment of this doctrine will look like in practice.

In December 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin the project of the doctrine of cybersecurity approved. The document main directions of ensuring information security in the field of defence called “strategic deterrence and prevention of military conflicts that may arise from the use of information technology” and “improving the system of information security” of the Armed forces.

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