FSB accuses West over cyber security

TASHKENT. March 27. KAZINFORM Western special services are trying to compromise Russia's cyber security, Army Gen. Sergei Smirnov, first deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday.

"We need to secure our society against the activity of Western special services who would like to inflict damage upon our cyber security," he said while summing up a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's regional antiterrorism structure.

Smirnov did not clarify what he meant.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on March 21 that the Russian government is considering setting up a dedicated cyber-security command, responsible for protecting the armed forces' information systems.

Rogozin said Russia would follow the steps of the United States and NATO aimed at staving off the growing threat of cyber attacks on vital military communications networks.

Soon after Rogozin's statement, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said his ministry has already started working out an armed forces cyber security concept.

Source: RIA Novosti

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