New information security doctrine in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the updated information security doctrine, which should be a response to increasing foreign cyber-efforts to affect Russia’s internal affairs and endanger its critical infrastructure, Reuters reported. The doctrine recognises that countries but also terrorist and extremist groups are building capacities to influence information infrastructure for military purposes. It alerts that the Russian government agencies, scientific centres and military industries are being targeted by foreign intelligence services through cyber-espionage, while the youth are becoming affected by the information bias and psychological operations from other countries using online media. In response, Russia will build strategic deterrents and strengthen the protection of its critical infrastructure, but will also further pursue efforts to prevent armed conflict that stem from the use of ICT.