Nornickel initiates collective cybersecurity system

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MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. The Norilsk Nickel Company (Nornickel) initiated a collective security system, the company’s Head of Information Security and IT Infrastructure Dmitry Grigoryev said on Thursday.

“The Information Security Charter for Critical Industrial Facilities, made by our specialists, has proven its importance,” the company’s press service quoted Grigoryev as saying at a meeting of the Club of Information Security in Industry. “The document has been tested in the framework of this club and at leading international professional platforms, and it has been submitted for review to OSCE.”

The company’s representative pointed to effective inter-corporate cooperation in cybersecurity in the club’s framework.

“We have organized the club not only as a communication platform, but also as an intellectual center for designing promising cybersecurity strategies in the Russian industries – effective, economically reasonable and flexible to new circumstances and threats,” he continued. “I believe the next stage should be making a system of practical cooperation between Russian industrial companies in case of massive cyberattacks on their infrastructures.”

“A draft variant will be presented at the club’s next meeting,” he added.

The club’s participants discussed other topics like economy of IT-protection processes and further use of cloud technologies. They paid special attention to outer factors, which influence corporate policies in information technologies, including in choice of vendors and solution suppliers.

About the club

In 2017, Nornickel initiated organization of the Club of Information Security in Industry, which is an informal union of IT security department heads of Russian industrial companies. The club’s members are companies like Severstal, Enel Russia, NLMK, Renova, Polus, Lukoil, Transneft and others.

The Information Security Charter for Critical Industrial Facilities is a code of norms and rules, which regulate behavior in the cyberspace and which are aimed against use of IT communications for unfair competition and damage to industrial facilities. The Charter’s draft was supported by the 12th International Forum – Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security in Germany’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen in April 2018, and was presented at the 2018 OSCE-wide Conference on Cyber/ICT Security in Rome in September.

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