Experts from ICL-KMECS Participate in the Infoforum-Crimea
ICL-KMECS took part in Infoforum-Crimea, 12th Eurasian Forum for Information Exchange and Information Security held in Sevastopol this summer.
More than 300 information security experts, both from Russia and abroad, visited the Event. Among them were representatives of industry regulators, federal and regional public authorities, leading IT- and telecommunication companies, scientific and educational institutions, non-governmental organizations. The Event was held with the support and participation of the State Duma Committee of the Federal Assembly of the RF on Security and Anti-corruption, Office of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Crimean Federal District, Office of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Interior Ministry of Russia, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Collective Security Treaty Organizations.
The following issues were tackled at the Forum: electronic government and electronic services for population, implementation of the Safe City and Safe Internet Programs, reliable information protection in financial sector, industry, fuel and energy sector, and transportation industry.
The Forum was organized in the form of round tables. One of them was dedicated to the analysis of current threats and information security solutions. Within that round table, Kseniya Pavlova, the line manager of information security management, ICL-KMECS, made a presentation. She told the participants about the Company’s experience in development of IS management systems in large geographically dispersed organizations.
According to the expert, the key issue concerning large geographically dispersed organizations is the complexity in information security management at the local level that can be caused by a number of reasons, such as lack of specialists, use of disparate information protection tools, absence of mechanisms and consistent criteria of performance assessment in remote subdivisions. As a result, in spite of rather heavy expenses for information security, protective measures are not effective enough. Moreover, it is extremely hard to assess them and to present to the top management.
The Event sponsors remarked that holding the Eurasian Forum for Information Security in Sevastopol is becoming a good tradition. A growing number of threats to national security in the information sphere makes it necessary to develop appropriate countermeasures and find the optimal solutions, and events like this are aimed at joining efforts against cyber crimes.
“To effectively implement the whole system of information security measures and to get the most of them, it is necessary to implement a complex system for information security management in the organization,” comments Kseniya Pavlova. “Approaches to designing such a system may be quite different but experience has proven that the following is a must: defining stakeholders’ demands and requirements, appropriate choice of architecture, making technical decisions in order to integrate the management system into the existing information security system, feasibility study for the top management, and the strategy for system implementation and further development.”