A center for the prevention and detection of cyber attacks should appear in Russia


The management of Gazprom-Media Holding, representatives of IT companies and government agencies took the initiative to create a Competence Center for Cybersecurity in the media. The RUTUBE business session “Information Struggle: Protection of National Media Sovereignty” was held within the framework of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

“The creation of a Center for the prevention and detection of cyber attacks would allow the exchange of specific information in a closed mode. This should be discussed by experts, and general conclusions should be drawn. Experts estimate that we are not yet at the stage of cyberwar, but <…> cyber bullying. But we need to prepare for this war, the gauntlet is thrown down. The local story of the attack on Rutube should require an industrial reaction,” said Alexander Zharov, CEO of Gazprom-Media.

According to Zharov, even globally, only 77% of companies have a basic level of information security, and 23% of companies — almost a quarter — are not protected at all. This also applies to Russian companies.

“The public incidents that have occurred with the violation of the integrity of the company’s contour, the loss of services indicate that informed means armed, armed means you need to act,” he said.

Alexander Zharov drew attention to the fact that the education of employees is also important. About 2% top managers primitive passwords are used in the world, which are opened even by an amateur.

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