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The 14th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference,
Germany, April 2017

   The 14th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference was held on 24 April 2017 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) within the framework of 11th International Forum «Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security». The IISRC Facilitator-leader, Director of IISI MSU Vadislav P. Sherstyuk opened and moderated the meeting. He presented the agenda of the Conference, made a brief overview of the activities of the Consortium in the year since the previous IISRC Conference. The participants heard a number of presentations on priority directions of scientific-research projects of the Consortium and discussed current and planned activities for 2017-2018.
   The following reports were submitted:

  1. Nohyoung Park, Cyber Law Centre at Korea University, Republic of Korea: «How to universalize the norms agreed in the UNGGE».

  2. P.Pilyugin, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues, Russia: «Challenges of identifying «virtual borders» – zones of State responsibility in ICT-environment».

  3. Daniel Stauffacher, Adam Hadley ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland: «Private Sector Engagement in Responding to the Use of the Internet and ICT for Terrorist Purposes».

  4. Hiro Fujimaki, Tokai University, Japan: «International cybersecurity cooperation in Eurasian states – Cooperation or Competition?».

  5. Sanjay Goel, SUNY, USA: «Importance of Attribution in Confidence Building Measures and Norms in Cyber Space».


   The text of the report «The Way Ahead: How does China Push forward International Cooperation on Cyber Security?» (the author - Dr. Zhu Qichao, National University of Defense Technology, China) was also presented to the participants. The report analyzed the basic principles, strategic goals and plan of action of the International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace, issued by the Foreign Ministry and State Internet Information Office of the People’s Republic of China and released on 1 March, 2017.
   Vadislav P. Sherstyuk, summing up the presentations and following discussions, drew the attention of the Conference participants to the need for the international community to adopt rules for the responsible behaviour of States in the information space, without which it is not possible to counter global challenges and threats in the ICT environment.
   In the organizational part, the implementation of the decisions of the 13th Conference of the IISRC (which had held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in April 2016) was considered; the members of the Consortium admitted the following four new organizations with high scientific and expert potential in the field of information / cyber security and supporting the provisions of «Declaration on establishing of IISRC»:
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK);

  • Cyber Policy Institute (Estonia)

  • Kaspersky Lab (Russia);

  • Editorial team of the Journal “International Affairs” (Russia).


   The following Summary was prepared based on the results of the 14th IISRC Conference.
  

SUMMARY
of the 14th Scientific Conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium (IISRC)
April 24-27, 2017, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

  1. The members of the International Information Security Research Consortium (hereinafter referred to as IISRC or Consortium) have discussed all issues put on the Agenda of the 14th Scientific Conference of the IISRC and the 11th International Forum «Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security». IISRC members accentuated the uniqueness of the Forum as a venue for productive discussion of complex and topical issues both in the course of the sessions and on the sidelines of the event.

  2. After active and productive discussions of the focus areas «Frameworks for implementation of norms, rules and principles for the responsible behavior of States in the ICT environment» and «The potential of ICTs use for military and political purposes in the context of Strategic stability», the Forum participants reached the following conclusions:

    • it is necessary to intensify the efforts of the international expert community aimed at working-out of concrete proposals for the development of information/cyber space, taking into account the need for further development of norms and principles of international law, and work towards consensual acceptance of the results of 2-3 most important issues by the Consortium members;

    • it is necessary to continue the development of a multilingual glossary of basic terms in these thematic areas. The glossary developed by IISI MSU and the East-West Institute can be a basis for this work;

    • it is necessary to develop a practically applicable definition of an «international incident in the ICT environment»;

    • it is necessary to develop proposals for recognition of national segments of ICT environment as a «zone of the state's international responsibility for the safe use of ICT»;

    • it is necessary to develop proposals for implementation frameworks for the rules of responsible behavior of states in the ICT environment presented in the 2015 UN GGO report.

  3. The participants of the Forum supported the initiative of MMC Norilsk Nickel on drafting out the Charter on information security of critical information infrastructures of industrial facilities.

  4. The members of the Consortium have taken note of the report of the Consortium Executive secretary R.Sharyapov on implementation of the decisions of the 13th Scientific Conference of the IISRC and:

    • have agreed to increase their efforts at filling of the Consortium website (http://iisrc.net/) with new relevant content;

    • have confirmed their intent to provide methodological, research and information assistance to Analytical Security Center at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications under the Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov after legalization procedures for the Center are finished.

  5. The members of the Consortium have admitted the following organizations to IISRC:

    • International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK);

    • Cyber Policy Institute (Estonia);

    • Kaspersky Lab (Russia);

    • Editorial team of the Journal «International Affairs» (Russia).


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    The 13th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference


    Timing of meeting: 25-28 April 2016
    Venue: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany

      The next IISRC Conference is scheduled to be held in the course of the Tenth International Forum "State, Civil Society and Business Partnership on International Information Security"

    CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

    Valery Yaschenko;
    Sandro Gaycken

    MEMBERS OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

    A.Streltsov, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues;
    Eneken Tikk-Ringas, International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK;
    Nigel Inkster, International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK;
    R.Sharyapov, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues;
    Nohyoung Park, Cyber Law Centre at Korea University, Republic of Korea;
    Rafal Rohosinski, SecDev, Canada;
    V.Gasumyanov, Norilsk Nickel, Russia;
    Daniel Stauffacher, ICT4Peace, Switzerland.

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    RESOLUTION
    of the 12th IISRC Conference

    1. Consortium members have discussed the problems of adoptation of international law to cyberspace.

    2. Consortium members have disieded to put in agenda of next conference the following topics:
       adoptation of intenational law to cyberspace
       information security of crypical infrustructure in cyberspace
       the scope of distinction, proportionality and precaution principles in cyberspase
       monitoring of international development as ion UN GGE report

    3. Consortium members have agreed on ICT4Peace Foundation joining to IISRC

    4. Consortium members have agreed to consider JMC MMC «Norilskiy Nickel» as a potentional member of IISCR

    5. Consortium members have decided to exchange views on adoptation of international humanitarian law to cybespace.


    The 12th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference

      The XI IISRC Conference has been held in the course of the Ninth International Forum "State, Civil Society and Business Partnership on International Information Security", on April 21, 2015 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the course of the Conference two new members were admitted to the IISRC - Korea University Cyber Law Centre (KUCLC) and ZTE Corporation. Following the invitation by the representative of KUCLC, members of Consortium decided that the next IISRC Conference will take place on November 3, 2015 in Seoul. The following topics have been proposed for research in IISRC:

    1. The boundaries of theater of military operations in cyberspace, including the issue of states' sovereignty.

    2. The boundaries of neutral states and the concept of "neutrality" in cyberspace.

    3. Identification and marking of objects in cyberspace that are protected under international humanitarian law.

    4. Objects in cyberspace an attack against which should be banned by international convention or a similar document.

    5. The scope of the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution in relation to cyberweapons.

    6. The concepts of "combatant" and "non-combatants" in relation to armed conflict in cyberspace.

      Further research of these topics can also be done in work groups of the International Committee of the Red Cross.


    The 11th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference


    Timing of meeting: 20-23 April 2015
    Venue: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany
    Chairman: V.P.Sherstyuk, Director of Institute of Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University

      The next IISRC Conference is scheduled to be held in the course of the Ninth International Forum "State, Civil Society and Business Partnership on International Information Security"
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    On the 10th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference

      On October 16, 2014 the 10th International conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium was held in course of the second scientific-practical conference "Information Security in the light of the Strategy “Kazakhstan-2050” in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The event was organized by the Institute of Information Security and Cryptology of the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev with the support of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kazakhstan Prime Minister’s Office, the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Special contribution to the conference was made by the staff of the Center for training of information security specialists the Republic of Kazakhstan Prime Minister’s Office, and particularly by the director of the Center Ms. Akzhunus Urazalina.

      Plenary Forum was chaired by the Head of the Department for Protection of State Secrets of the Republic of Kazakhstan Prime Minister’s Office Mr. Manat Isenuly Tolymbekov.   

      The co-chairs of the plenary session:

    - Mr. Ghani Utenovich Tileubekov, the Head of the Informatization and Security of Information Resources of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan; 

    - Ms. Akzhunus Muhametkalievna Urazalina, the Director of the Center for training and advanced retraining of specialists in the field of Information Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan Prime Minister’s Office;

    - Mr. Esengazy Nurtoleuuly Imangaliev, the Vice Minister of Education and Science of the RK; 

    - Mr. Dmitry V., Goloburda, the Deputy Chairman of the Communication, Informatization and Information of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the RK; 

    - Mr. Valery Vladimirovich Yaschenko, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Information Security of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

      The technical session of the Consortium was chaired by Mr. Valery Vladimirovich Yaschenko, the First Deputy Director of the Institute of Information Security of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

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Agenda of Ninth International Forum «State, Civil Society and Business Partnership on International Information Security» and Eleventh Scientific Conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium

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Publication

"Internet Sovereignty" Sanjay Goel

Discussion paper "Recurring questions pertaining to the possible military dimensions of cyber warfare" Maurizio Martellini, Sandro Gaycken, Clay Wilson


China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) Cybercrime Research Institute (Germany) Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India East-West Institute (USA) Global Cyber Risk LLC (USA)
Insubria Center on International Security (ICIS) Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (IE&T) under Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov Indian Institute of Information Technology in Allahabad Institute of Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security & Cryptology at Gumilyov Eurasian National University
Internet Society Bulgaria MFI SOFT PayPal Inc. (USA) Qafqaz University (Azerbaijan) The SecDev Foundation (Canada)
State University of New York (SUNY) The United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Tokai University (Japan) SPIRIT E-Government Division Ministry of Finance (Israel) Khazar University (Azerbaijan - USA)