Future of Cybersecurity

The International Conference of Infoforum "The Future of Cyber Security" was held on October 22-23, 2020, at Klyazma Resort of the Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation.

In recent 8 years, the National Information Security Forum "Infoforum" has held offsite International conferences in China (Confidence and Security in the Information Society), where Russian specialists had the opportunity to visit leading IT companies and get acquainted with breakthrough solutions.  Features of 2020 led to an event for the exchange of best practices in the Moscow region using both face-to-face communication and video communication channels to connect specialists. The Conference was briefly titled “Infoforum-Forecast-21 and devoted to discussing the prospects and measures to support the development of the secure digital technologies industry in near future.

The organizers of the Conference:
Association National Forum for Information Security "Infoforum",
Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Security and Anti-Corruption,
Apparatus of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

The Conference was also supported and attended by:
Department for International Information Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Office of the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of ICT and Communication Infrastructure
Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District,
Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation,
Federal Service for Technical and Export Control of the Russian Federation,
Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation,
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation,
Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation,
Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation,
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation,
Federal Agency of Communication of the Russian Federation,
Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media of the Russian Federation,
EMERCOM of Russia,
Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation,
Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation,
Federal State Statistic Service of the Russian Federation,
Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of the Russian Federation,
Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation,
Federal Air Transport Agency,
Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Transport,
Digital Economy Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
Rosatom State Corporation,
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation,
Also among the participants: Russian mobile operators, corporations of transport, industry, fuel and energy complex, banks, leading Russian companies in the field of Information Security, representatives of the administrations of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
From Chinese side, the Conference was supported and attended by: representatives of the management and various departments of Huawei company, Cloud Security Alliance (region of China), Cybersecurity Association of China, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and leading Chinese IT companies.

The heads of Russian Authorities sent greetings to the participants of the Conference:
Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation:
«In modern realities, when the COVID-19 pandemic acted as a catalyst for the introduction of tools for remote production control, it is necessary to prevent both internal and external encroachments on the information security of citizens and the state.
I am sure that the International Conference of the Infoforum «The Future of Digital Security. An expert view», uniting specialists involved in information security in government structures and commercial organizations, is a platform for constructive dialogue, generation and search for new solutions to improve many areas of society through the use of digital technologies».


Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Head of the Federal Communications Agency:
«I am glad to welcome everyone to the International Conference “The Future of Digital Security. Expert View ”, which, due to the peculiarities of this year, is held in a double format - face-to-face and online. It is digital technologies that make it possible for many people to participate in this conference, including our colleagues from China, and the topic of information security has become more relevant than ever in 2020. The topic of the conference is global, it covers everything from business negotiations between departments, countries, businesses, to equipment and software. I am sure that the exchange of expert opinions will help us work out a competent strategy for building and developing a domestic information structure».

Vladimir Selin, Director of Federal Service for Technical and Export Control of the Russian Federation:
«The holding of such events as the International Conference “The Future of Digital Security“ indicates the importance of discussing topical issues of information security in the context of digital transformation in the activities of public authorities, economic and enterprise management, issues of import substitution and international cooperation. The organizers of the Conference provide an opportunity for communication and exchange of views for government officials, information security experts, as well as representatives of companies operating in the information security market».

The conference was held in partnership with Huawei Russia as a General Partner.
Aiden Wu, President of Huawei Eurasia, welcomed the participants of the Conference from Huawei:
«Due to the complication of the situation with the pandemic, it was necessary to change the format of long-term cooperation and the holding of such conferences in China. But the existing experience and activity of the Infoforum made it possible, in the new conditions, to organize interaction and exchange of views between government authorities, business, the international and expert community. The event will address very important topics related to risk assessment in a new digital reality, forecasting the development of digital technologies and security, digital transformation in economic management and the need for international cooperation. Huawei has always adhered to the principles of openness and transparency, and in the next five years we will provide increased support to Russia. We offer cooperation with Russian partners to build a Community for a Single Digital Future. We can drive development together through shared technology, industries, growth, ecosystems and security. We are confident that the experience of Huawei, as well as existing knowledge in the field of cybersecurity and the development of a trusted digital environment, will be useful and in demand by the Russian community and industry».

Electronic registration of participants and detailed information was provided on the website https://infoforum.ru/conference/prognoz-21. The website of the Conference was created on Russian and English.

The Conference was attended by Russian and Chinese experts in the field of Cyber security and digital development.

The Conference was held online and offline. Such hybrid format significantly expanded the composition and number of participants and increased access to the speeches and discussions.

Within two days more than 150 specialists took part in the conference in face-to-face format. More than 650 specialists watched the conference online. The geographic coverage of the participants was also very wide. Representatives of more than 50 Russian regions registered as participants.

Among them:
Heads and decision-makers of Federal Ministries and Departments
• Deputy Prime Minister and IT ministries of Russian regions.
• Representatives of state corporations, large enterprises of the fuel and energy complex, industry, the financial market and other organizations that order solutions in the field of digital transformation and information security.
• Russian leading companies in IT, communications, digital development and information security.
• Representatives of science and professional education.
• Heads and representatives of Cloud Security Alliance (region of China), Cybersecurity Association of China, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and leading Chinese IT companies.

During the event there were 25 reports, reviews and presentations of the latest solutions in such fields as:

  • application and security of 5G technologies;
  • Smart and Safe City;
  • Cyber readiness;
  • R&D technologies;
  • Information security of IoT and industrial robotics;
  • Cloud security;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Import Substitution and many others.

Key Participants and speakers of the Conference:
Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, Director of the Department of International Information Security of the Russian Foreign Ministry;
Roman Sheredin, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency;
Elena Martynova, Deputy Head of Rosreestr;
Dmitry Reutsky, Acting Director of the Information Security Department, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation;
Nikolay Murashov, Deputy Director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents;
Nikolay Zubarev, Director of Information Security, Digital Economy ANO;
Evgeny Abakumov, Director of the IT Department, Rosatom State Corporation;
Mikhail Styugin, Head of Information Security at the Skolkovo Foundation;
Alexander Zubarev, Director of Information Security at Huawei Russia,
Yale Li, Executive Vice President, Cloud Security Alliance, China Region (CSA GCR);

On the first day of the Conference, October 22, a panel discussion NEW DIGITAL REALITY. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC BREAKTHROUGH AND OVERCOMING INFORMATION SECURITY RISKS was held. The discussion were organized in VIP-club format without broadcasting on the Internet. Participants were offered 2 key reports with subsequent dispute:

Andrey KRUTKIKH, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, Director of the Department of International Information Security, Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation. Title of the speech: RUSSIA AND THE WORLD. LATEST RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION SECURITY;

Ilya LEVCHUK, Deputy Director of the Strategic Marketing Department, Huawei Eurasian Office. Title of the speech: SUPPORT FOR THE ICT-INDUSTRY IN CHINA. DIRECTIONS OF COOPERATION PROSPECTING SUCCESS IN RUSSIA.

The discussion lasted 2 hours and aroused the genuine interest of all those present. The participants in the discussion expressed their opinion on the need to develop and deepen international cooperation in order to build a safe global digital society. The pandemic has posed new challenges to the world, and only through joint efforts can we overcome these threats.

On the second day, October 23, there were a plenary session and a practical session with presentations on modern secure digital solutions (the Conference program is attached).

Within the framework of the Conference, an exhibition exposition, VIP events and numerous forms of networking and active leisure were also organized.

The Simultaneous translation was provided for Chinese and English speaking participants and viewers.
The video records of the sessions of the Conference on Russian and English are available on Internet site of the Conference https://infoforum.ru/conference/prognoz-21 and on YouTube channel Infoforumru.

At the end of the Сonference, the participants adopted a Memorandum. The text of the memorandum will be sent to the state authorities and leading state corporations of the Russian Federation (the list of organizations is attached).

The Organizing Committee of the National Forum for Information Security "Infoforum" expresses gratitude to all the participants who took part in the International Conference "The Future of Digital Security" (Infoforum-Forecast-21), as well as to the companies and organizations that supported the holding of the Conference in purpose to solve the problems of digital transformation and information security.

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