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Developing international cybersecurity convention is crucial, experts believe

March 23, 2017, 21:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Development of an international cybersecurity concept is very important because it is impossible to provide universal information security without consolidation of countries in cybercrimes control, experts told TASS on Thursday.

"The process of approving certain international rules in this sphere will be challenging yet eventually inevitable," presidential advisor German Klimenko told TASS. Experts of the Internet sector should be involved in development of the convention concept, he added.

Such an international convention is "imperative" now, President of InfoWatch information security group Natalia Kasperskaya said. "The situation with information threats is actually critical and is not improving. This [initiation of international convention development by Russia - TASS] is proper from political point of view - we are open to cooperation and work on defense development - and in terms of personal security," Kasperskaya told TASS.

Moscow proposes a convention on cybersecurity, which will include efforts to combat hacking and believes it is necessary to develop a relevant international convention, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier on Thursday.

Russia, together with its partners, in particular in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, has prepared a draft document on the rules of conduct in cyberspace, the minister said. The paper has also been circulated in the UN and is to promote concrete dialogue on the legal aspects of tackling this issue, Lavrov added.

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