Russia has been considered to be one of the global leaders in the field of cybersecurity, especially over the past five years. The Russian state has taken an active approach to the development of strong national initiatives, such as the National Information Security Program, which was adopted in 2017, and the institution of new regulations on imports and exports of information security services, products, and technologies.
The country is now hosting several high-profile international cybersecurity conferences, such as the Russian Cybersecurity Forum (RCF), which is organized by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. This event has attracted some of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts and has been held annually since 2013. Other events, such as “Cybersecurity – Challenges for Russia and the World,” are held to address current issues in the field.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media regularly holds cybersecurity seminars and conferences and is committed to defending Russia from cyber threats. The ministry has created innovative initiatives to train and develop professionals and experts in the field and aims to strengthen collaboration between Russia and other countries as well as international organizations.
Overall, the government of Russia is focused on developing the industry and providing a strong legal framework to help protect businesses and individuals from cyber attacks. Moreover, there have been initiatives to provide greater focus on the development of cyber-resilience measures such as secure software coding practices and data protection processes, to reduce the risk of a successful attack.