Russian Security Council drafts new information security doctrine

Russia stands behind leading nations in relation to development of information technology, the draft information security doctrine posted by Russia's Security Council said.

"Russia's information security in the economic field is characterized by its lagging behind the leading foreign countries regarding the levels of development of competitive information technologies, including supercomputers, and their use as a base for creation of products and rendering services," the draft doctrine said.

The Russian economy and industry is very much based on foreign information technologies, which determines the reliance of Russia's socio-economic development on export policies of foreign states, which they pursue to serve their geopolitical interests, it said.

"The current state of information security of Russia in terms of strategic stability and equal strategic partnership exhibits the drive shown by certain states to use their supremacy in technology to dominate in information space," the document said.

The distribution of critical online resources among countries does not allow for any fair joint management of them being exercised on the basis of the principles of state-to-state trust, it said.

"The absence of any rules to regulate state-to-state relations in cyberspace or any appropriate international legal mechanisms to reflect specific features of information technology, make it harder to forge a system of international information security, as designed to bring about strategic stability and facilitate an equal strategic partnership," the document said.

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