Norilsk Nickel is the winner of the Information Security National Award

The 18-th National Information Security Forum ‘Infoforum-2016’ took place in Moscow, early in February. The Forum included the ceremony of giving the Silver Dagger award for a significant contribution to strengthening information security in Russia and effective implementation of the projects in industry, energy, transport, and other sectors of the economy and in public administration system.

The First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolay Bogdanovsky, Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Head of the Academy of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation Viktor Mizerov, and a number of other heads of the state bodies became this year laureates.

In the nomination ‘Secure Cyberspace’ the Silver Dagger award was given to MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel. Vice President, Head of Corporate Security Unit of Norilsk Nickel Vladislav Gasumyanov received honorary award on behalf of the company.

According to the top manager of Norilsk Nickel, such major events as Infoforum-2016, with participation of representatives of the Security Council, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service and the Federal Guard Service of Russia, leading domestic and foreign corporations, raise to an even higher level the issue of security of IT infrastructure of strategic backbone enterprises forming the basis of the country’s economy and economic security.

“Our company is not only a world leader in mining industry but also one of the initiators and active participants of the process of creating a global information security system and strengthening information technology sovereignty of our country. Norilsk Nickel’s initiatives announced at the International Information Security Research Consortium (IISRC) have been supported by the government at the level of the Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia” — Vladislav Gasumyanov said.

Commenting on awarding the Silver Dagger to Norilsk Nickel, Head of Information Security and IT Infrastructure Service Dmitry Grigoriyev noted that we could effectively counter attempts of unauthorized access to corporate information systems only through constant threats updating and improving methods and means of combat. “Awarding such an authoritative professional prize to Norilsk Nickel is the testament to us moving in the right direction” — Dmitry Grigoriyev said.