MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko spoke about the scaling of the National Cyber Polygon. Now, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, commercial companies that have the appropriate infrastructure for training in repelling cyberattacks will be connected to the national platform at will.
As part of the initiative, the cyber training ground of the NTI Competence Center “Technologies for Electricity Transportation and Distributed Intelligent Power Systems” based on the MPEI was the first to join the National Cyber Polygon, where cyber training is regularly held for organizations in the electric power industry. At the moment, an agreement on cooperation in the field of integration of cyber landfills has been concluded.
“From 2021, the cyber landfill will expand by integrating private commercial cyber landfills into a single national infrastructure. The first participant in the initiative was the NTI MPEI Center, whose cyber training ground is focused on practicing the skills of countering cyber attacks in the energy industry. Its connection to the industrial segment of the National Cyber Polygon will make it possible to create a unified infrastructure that imitates a typical arrangement of organizations in the fuel and energy complex. Integration will significantly expand technological capabilities and allow for larger-scale exercises with maximum realism of the investigated processes. Combining attack scenarios and their reflection on a single site will form a list of threats that Russian enterprises may face. Such experience will be useful for strengthening the information security of individual companies and for expanding the overall base of the National Cyber Polygon, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
The development of the National Cyber Polygon is included in the list of activities of the national program “Digital Economy”. The responsible executor is Rostelecom-Solar, a subsidiary of Rostelecom. Supervises the implementation of the event of the Ministry of Finance.
“The industry segment of the cyber landfill includes a digital version of the IT infrastructure of a company in a particular sector of the economy. This is not a real double, but an average copy. Integration of existing infrastructures will expand the capabilities of the National Cyber Polygon and make it more functional. Educational institutions also help us to develop the National Cyber Polygon. Over the past year, three universities have opened their own cyber polygons, where students and employees of local companies train, ”said Alexander Shoitov, deputy head of the Ministry of Digital Science.
The list of companies that have joined the cyber landfill will be updated throughout the entire period of the national program. Today Rostelecom-Solar is negotiating with a number of large Russian corporations.
“The unification of various sectoral polygons under the auspices of the National Cyber Polygon will provide all participants in the initiative with ample opportunities to organize cross-sectoral interaction and mutual enrichment with expertise and infrastructure facilities. This will provide unprecedented opportunities for developing measures to counter large-scale hacker attacks on critical information infrastructure in Russia, ”commented Igor Lyapunov, vice president of Rostelecom for information security, general director of Rostelecom-Solar.
“Modern technologies and complex digitalization of energy industry enterprises, together with their undoubted advantages, pose new challenges and risks comparable in scale, the timely and adequate analysis of which will make it possible to neutralize them or even completely avoid them. This requires the same modern and comparable in scale and complexity tools for modeling and evaluating the behavior of implemented digital solutions and systems for the industry as a whole. Integration of the National Cyber Polygon with the unique cyber-physical infrastructure of the testing ground for electricity transmission technologies and distributed intelligent energy systems of the NTI Competence Center based on the MPEI will allow at a deeper level to model and analyze the state of technological processes, taking into account information security means and to more widely and comprehensively assess the possible consequences and damages from cyber threats “, – said Alexander Voloshin, director of the NTI Competence Center on the basis of MPEI.
Cyber polygon are digital copies of typical IT infrastructures of organizations in key industries. Digital copies allow, without the risk of real damage, to reproduce computer attacks typical for a specific sector of the economy, and to develop measures to identify and prevent.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.