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Qafqaz University has become a Competent Member of International Information Security Research Consortium (IISRC)

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on April 26, 2012

Qafqaz University has became a Competent Member of International Information Security Research Consortium (IISRC)

Qafqaz University and Lomonosov Moscow State University's Institute of Information Security Issues have signed memorandum on collaboration in the framework of IISRC consortium

Sixth International forum “Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring Information Security and Combating Terrorism” and Fifth Scientific Conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium (IISRC) have been held in April 23–26, 2012, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany.

The Qafqaz University as an institution pretending to be a member of IISRC consortium was represented there by Chair of Computer Engineering Department Dr. Abzetdin Adamov. The Qafqaz University also participated in last conference that was held in Changsha, China in October 25-27, 2011 and applied for consortium membership.

During the session dedicated to discussion of perspectives of the IISRC and applications of new potential members, the Qafqaz University’s application was supported by all active members. The additional agreement between Qafqaz University and Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Institute of Information Security Issues on collaboration in the framework of IISRC consortium has been signed.

Consequently, the Qafqaz University has approved its interest and concern about information security in the emerging cyber space. Moreover, the Computer Engineering Department at the Qafqaz University is planning to organize a trainings series in Information Security jointly with BitDefender, Lancelot Institute and several other institutions those that have main business in the area of Information Technologies. It is also intended to include a new session on Information Security into the program of upcoming AICT2012 conference will be held this time in Tbilisi, Georgia Octobe 17-19, 2012.

In today’s interconnected world, collecting and using personal, financial, governmental information, as well as the importance of protecting that information, is a complex challenge that has legal, business and political ramifications. The global cyber infrastructure has become the crucial environment for economic prosperity, government efficiency, and national security. At the same time the same environment which provides new inviting opportunities also makes possible new potential risks and threats. Hacktivism, cyberwar, cyberweapons and their potential threats are becoming a reality.
Despite this potential threat for humanity, there is not a consensus and understanding on this issue among states and the international community. It’s why the role IISRC consortium as a global forum of sharing knowledge and ideas on cyber security is so important.

The conference has started with welcome speech of Dr. Sherstuyk V.P., Co-Chairman of the Forum, Adviser of the Security Council of Russian Federation, Director of Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues. During the next tree days of conference following topics and questions were presented and actively disscused:

  • Classifcation of cyber threats beyond “Triad” of threats (criminal, terroristic, military -political threats)
  • Cyberespionage and its place in classification
  • Sovereignty in the Network and How to draw the state borders in the Internet
  • International documents are needed for the system of international information security
  • Priority directions of joint scientific research projects (IISRC)
  • Study of conflicts in cyberspace: subject structure
  • Mathematical models of cyberconflicts and measurement issues
  • Cyberconflict prevention mechanisms
  • Which of the generally recognized rules of international laws are applicable in case of use of force against cyber aggressor (crime) in cyberspace?
  • ……and others

During worshops, keynote sessions and round tables discussions a lot of speakers presented their indeas, approaches and visions of Cyber Security problem in general and specific issues:

  • Sherstuyk V.P., Co-Chairman of the Forum, Adviser of the Security Council of Russian Federation, Director of Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues (Russia)
  • Streltsov A.A., Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues (Russia)
  • Sandro Gaycken, Institut für Informatik Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Keir Giles, Conflict Studies Research Centre (UK)
  • Li Dei, Chinese Academy of Engineering (China)
  • George Sadowsky, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  • Karl F. Rauscher , EastWest Institute (USA)
  • Andrey Krutskih, Special coordinator for issues of political use of information and communication technologies, ambassador -at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( Russia)
  • Charles L. Barry, Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), National Defense University (USA)
  • Sharma Amit, Defence Research & Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence (India)
  • James Bret Michael, Naval Postgraduate School (USA)
  • Kenneth Geers, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) (USA)
  • Kurbatskiy A.N., National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, United Institute of Informatics Problems (Belarus)
  • Rafal Rohozinsky, SecDev group. (Canada)
  • Sharyl Cross, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (USA)
  • Sanjay Goel, State University of New York, SUNY (USA)
  • Abzetdin Adamov, Qafqaz University (Azerbaijan)
  • G.Emelianov, Information Protection Association, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues
  • Andy Steingruebl, Information Risk Management PayPal (USA)
  • Tatyana Tropina, Cybercrime Research Institute (Germany)
  • John C. Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory MIT (USA)
  • A.Salnikov, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues
  • P. Piliugin, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues
  • O.Rameev, Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science
  • James Bret Michael, Naval Postgraduate School (USA)
  • V. Yashchenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues  (Russia)
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