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Fighting cybercrime together

The Cyber Polygon 2021 online international cybersecurity training session was held on July 9. The event included two sections, online conferences for the public at large, watched by over seven million people from 78 countries, and a technical trek for cybersecurity specialists. BI.ZONE Russia, participant of the institute of competent organizations at the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ, organized the conference.

Speaking at the Cyber Polygon 2021 opening ceremony, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said: ”In today’s world, free access to the internet, the availability of a wide range of information resources, communication via social media and e-commerce are important criteria when it comes to a normal quality of life. This growing interconnectivity brings the cybersecurity of organizations and their clients to the fore. Cybercrime and hacking are global threats that can only be prevented by efforts of the entire international community.”

Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ, addressed the participants in a discussion on International Regulation on the Net — A Necessity: But What About Possibilities?

He teamed up with Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director, Diplo Foundation, and Mandy Carver, Senior ICANN Vice President for Government and Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Engagement, to discuss the standardization of legislation and the protection of users in global digital space, as well as ways of heeding the interests of all parties, including the state, the business community and the people.

During her remarks, Mandy Carver noted the active involvement of Russian organizations in international cybersecurity cooperation. Our goal is to help governments and the global community to understand how the internet works, she said. Cybersecurity and domain names are interlinked, and the sector is called on to assist law enforcement agencies in every way, she added. Trust is the most important thing here, and we all need to fight cybercrime together.

Andrey Vorobyev pointed out that it was rather hard to draft a universal acceptance for the internet, a concept that so far lacks any clear-cut internationally accepted definition. That is why we should work out rules for separate online processes, and it is becoming too difficult to talk about universal rules, he added.

Andrey Vorobyev discussed Russia’s experience of drafting domain dispute resolution policies and developing an online multilingual addressing system, as well as the Coordination Center’s cybersecurity projects, including Netoscope and Domain Patrol.

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