Security and sustainability of the ICT-environment for prosperity

The forum is held by National Association for International Information Security (NAIIS) (Russian Federation)

The Forum purpose is to discuss the priority directions of global, regional, multilateral and bilateral cooperation in the field of forming an international information security system.

September 27, 2021 Monday

09.00-9.30 Participants registration

9.30-12.00   Plenary Session

“Activities of states to ensure international information security”

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the updated Concept of the UN Convention on International Information Security (posted on the website of the Security Council of the Russian Federation), the problems of preventing conflicts in the information space, countering the use of information space for terrorist and other criminal purposes, building trust in the ICT environment.

It is supposed to hear reports on topical issues of international cooperation in the field of forming an international information security system.

Priority issues:

– existing and potential threats to international peace and security in the ICT environment;

– maintaining strategic stability taking into account the ICT environment;

– basic principles of ensuring international information security;

– international cooperation in the field of preventing military conflicts in the ICT environment, resolving disputes in the ICT environment, countering the use of the ICT environment for terrorist purposes;

– application of the rules of responsible behavior of states in the ICT environment;

– confidence-building measures in the ICT environment.

Moderator – V.P. Sherstyuk (NAIIS President)

13.30-18.00 Round table №1

“International cooperation in the field of attribution of incidents in the ICT environment”

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the problems of attribution of incidents in the ICT environment and priority directions of expert cooperation in the field of improving the system of information exchange about incidents.

It is supposed to hear and discuss reports on the political and legal aspects of the problem of attribution of the incidents in the ICT environment:

– incidents in the ICT environment;

– identification and consolidation of zones of responsible behavior of states in the ICT environment;

– the legal regime of security of objects of the ICT environment;

– the jurisdiction of states over the ICT infrastructure located on their territory;

– the sovereignty of states, international norms and principles arising from sovereignty and regulating international relations in the field of the use of ICT.

September 28, 2021, Tuesday

9.00-13.00   Round table №2

“Ensuring the security of critical information infrastructure objects”

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the problems of developing a system for ensuring the security of critical information infrastructure objects and priority directions of expert cooperation in this field.

It is supposed to hear and discuss the  reports on priority directions of cooperation between the states in the field of security of critical information infrastructure:

– international legal consolidation of the borders of state responsibility zones in the ICT environment;

– fixing the borders of national critical information infrastructure objects;

– exchange of information on violations of the rules of responsible behavior of states in the ICT environment, as well as on States supposedly affected by an incident in the ICT environment;

– security of critical information infrastructure objects;

– assistance to states affected by incidents at critical information infrastructure objects.

14.00-18.00 Round table №3

“International cooperation in the field of combating information crime”

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the problems of countering information crime and priority areas of expert cooperation to improve the effectiveness of this counteraction.

It is supposed to hear and discuss reports on priority directions of cooperation in the field of preventing and eliminating the consequences of crimes in the ICT environment, as well as providing mutual assistance in the investigation of crimes:

– criminalization of delinquencies in the information space and law enforcement activities;

– prevention and counteraction to crimes and other illegal acts in the information space;

– general principles of international cooperation and mutual assistance;

– technical assistance and training of the staff.

September 29, 2021, Wednesday

9.00-13.00   Round table №4

“Cooperation in the field of prevention of military conflicts and peaceful resolution of disputes in the ICT environment”

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the problems of preserving strategic stability, improving the system of confidence-building measures in the ICT environment and the peaceful resolution of disputes in the ICT environment, as well as priority directions of expert cooperation in this field.

It is supposed to hear and discuss reports on priority directions of cooperation in the field of preventing the escalation of military activity because of incidents in the ICT environment:

– malicious and hostile use of ICT against objects of critical information infrastructure;

– maintaining strategic stability taking into account the ICT environment;

– cooperation in the field of prevention and resolution of disputes in the ICT environment;

– exchange of the information about incidents in the ICT environment;

– confidence-building measures in the ICT environment.

14.00-18.00 Round table №5

“Cooperation in the field of countering intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states using mass communication media”

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the problems of setting standards for preventing the use of ICT for intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states, as well as priority directions of expert cooperation on countering such intervention.

It is supposed to hear and discuss reports on priority directions of interaction between states in order to prevent intervention in the preparation and realization of political events in sovereign states:

– prohibition of state intervention in matters falling within the internal competence of other states;

– forms and methods of countering the use of ICT for intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states;

– regulation of the international relations in the field of countering the use of ICT for intervention in the internal affairs of states.

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