Today, the Security Council considered and approved the draft Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation in International Information Security during a meeting chaired by President Putin.
A decision was also made to draft a plan for implementing it. Priority measures to provide comprehensive support were identified as well.
The document will soon be submitted to the President for approval and then published.
The Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation in International Information Security provide an update on global cyberthreats.
Notably, information and communication technology is increasingly used for terrorist and extremist purposes, including for the propaganda of terrorism and involving more people in terrorist activities.
The number of cyber crimes is growing.
For the first time ever, the draft identifies the threats associated with carrying out cyber attacks on state-owned information resources, including critical cyber-infrastructure.
Digital technologies are now more widely used in the military-political sphere with the aim of interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign states.
In an effort to maintain their dominance, some states deliberately limit the developing countries’ access to advanced technology in order to make them more dependent economically and politically.
To neutralise the growing threats, Russia has reiterated its commitment to step up international cooperation, to create international legal regulations governing the activities of states in cyberspace, primarily, with an eye towards ensuring the digital sovereignty of independent states and preventing conflicts between states with the use of information technology.