MOSCOW, August 16. /TASS/. The Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev will hold the 16th of August in Ryazan meeting on transport and information security. This was reported in the press service of the security Council.
“On 16 August in Ryazan, Nikolai Patrushev, together with the Plenipotentiary of the RF President in the Central Federal district Alexander Beglov will discuss with the heads of the regions included in the Central Federal district, and representatives of Federal ministries and agencies measures to ensure transport security, including antiterrorist protection of transport infrastructure objects and vehicles. In addition, it is planned to consider issues of information security”, – stated in the message.
A cyber attack on a world scale: WannaCry virus and how to protect yourself against it
Information security is often discussed in meetings with Secretary of security Council of Russia, as well as at international meetings . In may, police responded to a hacker attack, perfect using virus WannaCry. Speaking at the Eighth international meeting of high representatives supervising security issues, he noted that the availability of strong encryption algorithms in a common virus “indicates the involvement of development specialists with high professional level.”
According to Patrushev, the main part of the information systems of the Russian authorities, financial institutions and enterprises managed in a timely manner to fix the virus infiltration attempts and to avoid serious consequences. Thus, as emphasized by the Secretary of the security Council, vulnerable only those structures that had not finished building its segment of the state system of detection, prevention and elimination of consequences of computer attacks.
According to him, the protection system assegment of the Internet in Russia needs to be improved. In March, at a meeting at the Mound, he stated that “the protection of information systems against cyber attacks and computer intelligence is still inadequate and in most cases does not meet the existing threats.” In the whole country, as reported by the then Director Nikolai Patrushev, in the past year were detected and neutralized over 52,5 million committed from outside computer attacks on the information system of the Russian Federation in 2015 was 14.4 million