International information security

Problems and ways of solving them

Authored by: Andrei V. Krutskikh , Anatoli A. Streltsov , Eneken Tikk

Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138489011
eBook ISBN: 9781351038904
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The discussion of the problems of international information security (IIS) at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly showed that the international community still cannot determine its priorities in countering the existing and potential threats of malicious and hostile use of information and communication technologies (ICT). For the first time in the history of the United Nations, member states adopted two resolutions on the same issue during one session at the initiative of the Russian Federation and the United States (UNGA, 2018a; UN ODA, 2019). Both resolutions provide for the continuation of the study of existing and potential threats in the field of information security and possible joint measures to address them, as well as the problems of applying international law to the use of ICT by states.

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