French giants Auchan, Peugeot face prosecution in Ukraine over work in CrimeaBusiness & Economy April 28, 6:13
White House boasts it ‘isolated Russia’ at UNWorld April 28, 6:07
St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
Russians to be proud of its F1 racer Daniil Kvyat - Toro Rosso principalSport April 28, 3:02
Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
Only OPCW investigation can bring up truth on Khan Sheykhun chemical attack — MoscowWorld April 27, 23:37
Kvyat to race at home F1 GP in Sochi with new helmet design depicting him riding torpedoSport April 27, 21:43
Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in StuttgartSport April 27, 21:16
CHEBOKSARY, June 14. /TASS/. Foreign intelligence and other special services have stepped up their activities against Russia in cyber space, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said on Tuesday.
"It is noted that intelligence and other special services of foreign countries have stepped up their activities directed at inflicting damage to the interests of the Russian Federation in the informational sphere," Patrushev said at the session in Cheboksary.
"Over 188 million unauthorized actions on informational resources of federal and local authorities" were registered last year in the Volga Federal District, he noted. "This is twice as much as in 2013," the official stressed.
Patrushev noted that "widespread use (by Russian authorities) of foreign informational technologies, programs and telecommunications equipment creates preconditions for information leaks, lowers the level of ensuring informational security - up to the threat of stopping technological processes and remote blocking of infrastructure of state authorities."
He reminded that different agencies use informational systems to process data "of economic, foreign policy, defense nature, as well as personal information of citizens." At the same time, inspections show multiple violations of norms and regulations of information protection.
Patrushev added that the use of foreign IT services by officials poses a risk of information leaks and a remote halt of work of Russian state bodies.
"The overall use of foreign information technologies, programs and telecommunication equipment creates preconditions for the information leak, downgrades the level of ensuring information security up to a threat of halt of technological process and remote blocking of infrastructure of state bodies," Patrushev said.