Lomonosov University Information Security Institute

by edwardmroche

Lomonosov University in Moscow is more commonly known as Moscow State University. It is named for Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (Михаи́л Васи́льевич Ломоно́сов) who lived from 1711 to 1765 and discovered the atmosphere of Venus and the Law of Mass Conservation in chemical reactions.  He was a polymath (πολυμαθής), a person who masters a significant number of different subject areas.

The Information Security Institute (Институт проблем информационной безопасности) has been working on a number of information security issues.  In April of 2015, it held a Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, near Munich.  One of the topics on the agenda was on Proposals on Frameworks for Adaptation of International Law to Conflicts in Cyberspace.  Other discussions focused on critical infrastructure security.  Of interest was a workshop on “Countering the threat of the use of social media for interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states (extremism, radicalization).”

The Information Security Institute managed to put to bring together a number of institutions in previous forms including (1) Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU) Institute of Information Security Issues; National Academy of Sciences of Belarus the United Institute of Informatics Problems; Internet Society of Bulgaria; China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC); E-Government Division Ministry of Finance (Israel); Indian Institute of Information Technology in Allahabad; Cybercrime Research Institute (Germany); “MFI SOFT” LLC (Russia); State University of New York (SUNY, USA); Global Cyber Risk LLC CEO (USA); Tokai University (Japan) SPIRIT; EastWest Institute (USA); Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India; PayPal Inc. (USA), Qafqaz University (Azerbaijan); The SecDev Foundation (Canada); Insubria Center on International Security – ICIS (Italy); Institute of Information Security and Cryptology (IIS&C) at the Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan); Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications under Kyrgyz State Technical University (the Kyrgyz Republic).

We are awaiting the results of the discussion on an international convention, or on international law.