The Bank of Russia established the Department of information security


MOSCOW, may 21. /TASS/. The Bank of Russia has established the departments of information security and the security of the Central Bank, said Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Ruslan Vesterovskiy, representing in the state Duma the annual report of the regulator.

“Last Friday the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia took a decision to divide the General Directorate of security and information protection the information security Department and security Department of the Bank of Russia, which will soon be institutionalized and will start its activities,” said Vesterovskiy.

The creation of information security Department announced in February in charge of the Main Directorate of security and information protection, the Chairman of the Central Bank Dmitry Skobelkin. According to him, a new division of the Central Bank will receive the status of a centre of competence to ensure cyber resilience of credit-financial sphere.

The information security Department will also coordinate information sharing about cyber attacks between the financial market and the State system of detection, prevention and elimination of consequences of computer attacks on information resources of the Russian Federation (Gossipy), Skobelkin said.

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