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14th IISRC Conference

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).

  6. IISRC Booklet, May 2017
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