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Putin asks FSB to protect Russian websites from cyber attacks

posted 5 Feb 2013, 10:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Feb 2013, 10:56 ]
1 February 2013

In accordance with a presidential decree, this responsibility falls to the Federal Security Service, the Kremlin press office told eLiberator

The security service should ensure that information and telecommunications systems located in Russia and at diplomatic missions and embassies abroad are secure. 

The main tasks the FSB has been set by Vladimir Putin in this area are:

(1) To make a forecast of the situation in the field of information security in Russia;

(2) To get the owners of information resources, service providers etc... to work together in the field of information security, to resolve issues related to the detection, prevention and rectification of the consequences of computer attacks; 

(3) To monitor the steps taken to protect the country's critical information infrastructure from computer attacks; 

(4) To determine the causes of computer incidents related to the functioning of Russia's information resources.

The President instructed the FSB to develop a method for detecting cyber attacks, conduct a review of websites' security measures and determine a coordination procedure and a procedure for exchanging information on this subject between Russian government agencies and those of foreign states.