Norilsk Nickel at International Information Security Conference

MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel team participated in the 12th International Information Security Research Consortium Conference in Seoul.

Dmitry Grigoryev, Head of MMC Norilsk Nickel Corporate Security Analysis and Oversight Center made a report on legal aspects of international information security and their application in securing corporate IT systems.

Dmitry Grigoryev touched on multiple information security programs carried out by the company: “corporate IT infrastructure is increasingly viewed by experts as a strategic asset. Creation of a new information environment and implementation of new IT-products has markedly increased our workload and given way to new types of operation at the Corporate Security Unit. Currently we’re going through providing security support for the marketing and shipping pipeline management systems, as well as HR-management system, which are being rolled out”.

Dmitry Grigoryev believes that Company Development Strategy leads the way for an updated corporate IT security system. At this point IT facilities security guidelines are going through a review, especially those pertaining to operation of enterprises.

“Norilsk Nickel enterprises form critical infrastructure from national security standpoint, are prone to cyber-attacks inspired by hostile intentions of terrorists and extremists from Russia and other countries. That’s why open international discussion about guidelines and regulations for security in creation and delivery of information and communications technology is an urgent matter,” said Dmitry Grigoryev.

Norilsk Nickel first broached the issue of international coordination in information security at the prior IISRC forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) this April. This summer a UN group of information security state experts (G20) resulted in a consensus and adoption of a report addressed to the UN Secretary General, affirming the joint interest of countries to promote peaceful utilization of information and communications technology and ban on their use by any country against others.

“We’re happy, that Norilsk Nickel’s initiative received wider adoption. This unique document has a global significance and lays the groundwork for peaceful coexistence of states in the information environment,” said Dmitry Grigoryev.

Conference participants jointly supported Norilsk Nickel’s proposal to go ahead with multilateral dialogue to develop common approaches and regulations that will provide information security of critical infrastructure domestically and internationally.