Patrushev: the use of officials of Google and Yahoo poses a serious threat

ROSTOV-ON-DON, February 20. /TASS/. The Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev noted the serious threat posed by the use of regional and local officials of the foreign services of Google and Yahoo for official purposes.

“Serious threat is the use by employees of state power bodies of regions and local authorities to solve professional issues in information and telecommunications resources located outside of the Russian Federation – Google and Yahoo and other, – he said at a meeting on cyber security. It’s a systemic issue for the whole of Russia, but in the southern Federal district it is particularly acute”.

According to the Secretary of the security Council, in most authorities the district acts with measures for the protection of information “are of a formal nature”. Patrushev stressed that a large number of information systems raises the question of centralized control over their operations. According to him, for this, the SFD plans to implement a uniform system of organization and control of works on protection of information.