International computer security conference took
place in the Aerostar Hotel November 7. The Russian
capital has not yet witnessed similar events. This
meeting was attended by the representatives of domestic
and foreign European organizations struggling against
The host party of the event was
- the project of Russian
Institute for Public Networks (RIPN) and
Cyber Threat Response Center in Russia, incorporated
into FIRST. General sponsorship of the conference was
provided by the
Internet Development Fund.
was a co-sponsor of the meeting.
Among the conference speakers were top-level Russian
and foreign governmental officials. In particular,
the opening ceremony was marked by the speech of
Alexey Soldatov, Deputy Minister of Communications.
In his opening speech he stressed that such meetings
are basically oriented to reach mutual understanding
between the organizations struggling for computer
security in various states.
Foreign attendees reported about the actions intended
to prevent cyber threats in European countries.
Russian attendees shared domestic experience how
to struggle against cyber threats. Michael Ganev,
RU-CERT Deputy Director, reported that
has worked up more than 5.6 ths. computer incidents during 2007
and more than 2,7 ths during the last months of 2008. The
most popular threats in Russia today are fishing,
DOS-attacks and users' personal data theft. In the short
term, RU-CERT plans to black-list the internet providers,
which clients commit cyber crimes.
On the whole the participants of the conference positively appreciated
its totals. As mentioned in the news release on
the official FID
web-site, holding the meeting enhanced the prestige
of Russia in the sruggle against international cyber-crimes.