The Russian President created a new Department for information security – E Hacking News

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree increasing the number of
departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia from 41 to 42. 
According to the Facebook page of the Department, the new 42nd
Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry will deal with international
information security, including the fight against the use of information
technologies for military-political, terrorist and other criminal

decree came into force on December 27, 2019.  The number of employees
of the Central office of the Russian Foreign Ministry increased from
3,358 people to 3,391 people. 
The decree establishes a staff payroll for a year in the amount of 3,521,914.7 thousand rubles ($57,000).

of the Department will have to propose measures to improve legislation
to make it easier to cooperate with other countries and international
organizations on the topic of information security.

main idea of the department is the development of generally accepted
rules for conducting a cyber environment and for a collective response
to challenges,”
 said Maria Zakharova, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

at the end of 2018, the Permanent Representative of Russia in Vienna,
Mikhail Ulyanov, announced that a new information security division
would appear in the structure of the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs. He noted that the decision was made due to the fact that information threats have recently become more relevant.

that on December 28, it became known that the UN General Assembly
adopted a resolution proposed by Russia to combat cybercrime.  The US
did not support the initiative, considering the document redundant,
as there is already an agreement on cybercrime, it’s the Budapest Convention

The American side believes that the resolution is beneficial to Russia
to create the necessary “type of control over the Internet space.”

Russian Foreign Ministry called the adopted resolution a new page in
the history of the fight against cybercrime, stressing that the document
actually secured the digital sovereignty of States over their
information space.

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