Publications Hayk Kotanjian: "Complementarity in Developing the National Cybersecurity Strategy of the Republic of Armenia: Relevance of a Strategic Forum on Cooperation in Cyberspace"

April 10, 2021by admin

On October 15, under the auspices of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, an international conference of the CSTO member states on ensuring information security with the use of new information technologies was held in Yerevan, which was attended by high-ranking officials of the CSTO member states and experts dealing with information security issues:

The first session of the conference entitled "Political and technological guidelines for developing an information security strategy in the interests of the CSTO" was chaired by the Head of the National Defense Research University of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, member of the CSTO Scientific and Expert Council, President of the Association of Political Science of Armenia, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Lieutenant General Hayk Kotanjyan.:

"The principle of complementarity in the development of the National Cybersecurity Strategy of Armenia. In his speech at the conference" Relevance of the strategic forum on cooperation in cyberspace", Hayk Kotanjyan noted that this conference is a logical continuation of the search for the intersection of political and technological aspects of the strategic interests of the Republic of Armenia's cybersecurity both in the context of the foreign security policy of the Republic of Armenia in relation to the CSTO allies and partners of the NATO Partnership for Peace program., That, guided by the principle of multi-vector foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia, the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense Research University continues its scientific and expert cooperation both with Russia and with progressive academic centers of the United States, such as, for example, the College of Information Resource Management of the National Defense University of the United States and Harvard University " cybersecurity. Cross of Politics and Technology Program":

In the context of some political and diplomatic tension between the United States and the Russian Federation, the National Defense Research University of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia is one of the academic platforms where it is possible to organize strategic forums in a scientific and expert format to discuss the most pressing problems of the security dynamics of an explosive region., completed the development of the draft National Cybersecurity Strategy, working for the benefit of Armenia's integration into the dynamic process of forming a unified system for managing the dynamics of cybersecurity at the international, national and corporate-private levels of dialogue and cooperation with its allies and partners:

At the end of the speech, Dr. Kotanjian spoke in 2017. Prospects for dialogue and cooperation in the formation of a security system in Yerevan. with a proposal to organize an international strategic forum of the National Defense Research University on the topic "cross of politics and technology", noting that the National Defense Research University, having experience in using this academic platform to discuss current security problems in the region not in an acute political, but in a scientific-mediated, scientific-expert format, is ready to address the UN, think tanks-partners of the CSTO and NATO states with a proposal to jointly organize the forum:

The head of the Department of Information and Security in the field of Information Technologies of the Office of the Security Council of the Russian Federation S. Sargsyan also addressed the conference. Boyko, Head of the Computer Incident Response Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zh. Zhakupov, Deputy Head of the Information Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the Center for the Protection of Special Communications I. Savasteev, Head of the Department of the Operational and Analytical Center under the President of the Republic of Belarus A. Matveev, other high-ranking officials of the CSTO member states and experts in the field of information security:

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

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Report of the Head of the National Defense Research University of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, member of the CSTO Scientific and Expert Council, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Lieutenant General Gaik Kotanjyan at the international conference on ensuring information security of the CSTO member states using new information technologies, held under the auspices of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council.

THE PRINCIPLE OF COMPLEMENTARITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY OF ARMENIA. RELEVANCE OF THE STRATEGIC FORUM ON COOPERATION IN CYBERSPACE

Dear colleagues!,

I have the honor to welcome you on behalf of the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense Research University, an institute that in June 2013, at its international scientific strategic forum, contributed to the development of strategic guidelines for the collective security of the CSTO., as well as with the participation of partners from other countries of the NATO Partnership for Peace program":

It is noteworthy that our current conference is held under the auspices of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, convened on the basis of scientific and expert proposals of the aforementioned strategic forum of our institute " until 2025. to make a decision on the approval of the " CSTO Collective Security Strategy for the period:

The session of this CSTO conference on information security issues is a logical continuation of the search for the intersection of political and technological aspects of the strategic interests of our state's cybersecurity, both in the context of the foreign security policy of the Republic of Armenia in relation to the CSTO allies and partners of the NATO Partnership for Peace program., which are related to the promotional procurement of the activities of state institutions and non-governmental organizations:

It is important to emphasize that if a certain proportion has been formed in the field of the use of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction today between the world's leading military and economic states to one degree or another, and the basic principles of relations between these states for such spaces as land, sea, air, and space are enshrined in international law, the issue of interstate proportions and relations in cyberspace continues to remain largely uncertain and open:

As you know, in the course of the formation of the general cyberspace, there is a similarity of military and civilian computer technologies, in leading foreign countries, new means and methods of active influence on the information subsystems of potential opponents are intensively developed, various state specialized institutions, cyberforth think tanks and business organizations are created:

From this point of view, universal awareness and the formation of a supranational cyberspace, the sovereignty over which has not yet been determined by the agreed norms of traditional international law that define the borders of national states, determine the vectors of the search for international legal instruments for regulating cybersecurity at the level of international UN meetings.:

Guided by the principle of multi-vector foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia, reflecting its geostrategic position, the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense Research University continues its scientific and expert cooperation with such progressive academic centers of the United States as the College of Information Resource Management of the National Defense University and " Cybersecurity. Cross of Politics and Technology Program [ii]< / a>:

In the context of a certain political and diplomatic tension between the United States and the Russian Federation, our organization is one of the academic platforms where it is possible to organize strategic forums in a scientific and expert format to discuss the most pressing problems of the security dynamics of our explosive region:

This search for regulators has fundamentally changed the essence of cybersecurity in connection with new challenges and modern military-political and strategic threats, which, although they do not threaten sovereign states and the international community, require a significant response.: In addressing these challenges, the active cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia with the Collective Security Treaty Organization, whose mission is to participate in ensuring stability and security in the region, is noteworthy. href="http://psaa/am/activity/publications/psaa-board/hayk-kotanjian/195-hayk-kotanjian-complementarity-in-developing-the-national-cybersecurity-strategy-of-the-republic-of-armenia-relevance-of-a-strategic-forum-on-cooperation-in-cyberspace-arm#_edn3" name= "_ednref3" target = "_self" > [iii]< / a>:

In comparison with the expansion of cybercrime capabilities in various spheres of the state's life, the difficulties associated with ensuring the security of critical infrastructure facilities, cryptographic protection of information, the approval of international law in this area, as well as threats such as computer or cyber terrorism aimed at harming information and digital systems are also increasing:

Recently, important changes have been taking place in the UN. In August, following a meeting of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on International Information Security[iv] (SBU), the report concluded that international law on the use of ICTs is applicable, but if necessary, it can be developed, including through the adoption of new norms, including rules and principles of responsible behavior of States in the information space. : Here, in order to develop the rules of conduct and confidence-building measures of States in a coordinated manner, the issues of interfacing the norms of international law with national legislation in cyberspace are discussed in depth and constructively:

Along with all this, the presence of such cybercrime in each state requires the development of a national strategy and the formation of policy implementation mechanisms that reflect special regulations of procedures carried out by authorized bodies and interested actors in order to ensure cybersecurity: Such changes require the creation of an integrated cyberspace system at the national level, the implementation of coordinated organizational and technological measures and coordinated actions of state authorities, which will be carried out within the framework of a single state policy:

In this context, Armenia's close cooperation with both individual states and international organizations that ensure security in the South Caucasus region by stimulating the exchange of information, knowledge and experience at the interstate and interdepartmental levels in the field of cybersecurity is particularly important:

Taking into account the growing threats and challenges caused by the radical spread of information and communication technologies, Armenia has been taking effective steps in recent years to develop this sector at the national level. Note, Based on the study of the experience of foreign countries, the National Defense Research University of the Republic of Armenia, in close cooperation with the National Defense University of the United States and Harvard, developed a draft National Cybersecurity Strategy for the formation of a system-forming platform for ensuring cybersecurity of the Republic of Armenia.]:

Ultimately, cybersecurity in the military-industrial complex, designed to ensure the defense security of our country, is now gaining the importance of a new industry.: And in this regard, timely planning and coordination of cybersecurity and information opposition at the general and regional levels is becoming one of the priorities in the national security system of the Republic of Armenia and should have a significant impact on its progressive development.:

Recently, at the Yerevan International Scientific Forum on Internet Governance, our institute proposed to solve this integral problem by creating a consolidated system of cooperation between state agencies, as well as international and national organizations of private entrepreneurship:

Based On " Cybersecurity. Based on the recommendations of the Harvard Program" Cross of Politics and Technology", as well as the results of cooperation with the College of Information Resource Management of the National Partner Defense University of the United States, the NSO of Armenia has completed the development of a draft National Cybersecurity Strategy., works in the interests of Armenia's integration into the dynamic process of forming a unified system for managing the dynamics of cybersecurity at the international, national and corporate-private levels of dialogue and cooperation with its allies and partners:

This approach is in line with the national interests of the Republic of Armenia and can ensure progress in the field of cybersecurity in the field of international cooperation with the CSTO allies and partners under the NATO Partnership for Peace program:

Our institute is honored to offer that in 2017. The international strategic forum of the National Defense Research University of Armenia "Prospects for dialogue and cooperation in the formation of the security system"will be organized. Having experience in using this academic platform to discuss topical security issues in the region not in an acute political, but in a scientific-mediated, scientific-expert format, we are ready to address the UN, our respected partner think tanks of the CSTO and NATO states, with a proposal to jointly organize the forum:

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[ii] Dr. James Keagle, Academic Consultant of the Armenia’s NDRU Project, Project Leader: Defense Education Enhancement (DEEP), Center for Technology and National Security Policy, INSS, NDU. http://ctnsp.dodlive.mil/staff/james-keagle/; LTG (r.), Tad Oelstrom, Academic Consultant of the Armenia’s NDRU Project, Faculty Chair: Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology https://exed.hks.harvard.edu/ Programs/cs/overview.aspx

[iii] The Greeting Address of the Chairman of Political science Association of Armenia Dr. Hayk S. Kotanjian to the 7th All-Russian Congress of Political Science on behalf of the Political Science Associations of the New Independent States. THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION: 1955 – 2015 THE 7th  ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, NOVEMBER 19-21, 2015: MOSCOW. Aravot.

http://en.aravot.am/2015/11/24/173107/

[iv] The UN’s Group of Governmental Experts on Cybersecurity. Council on Foreign Relations. http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/04/13/the-uns-group-of-governmental-experts-on-cybersecurity/

[v] Dr. Hayk Kotanjian. Managing Strategic Changes Through DEEP Reforms: A View from the Perspective of U.S.–Armenia “Smart Power” Cooperation. Connections. Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes. 12 February 2015. http://www.pfp-consortium.org/index.php/publications/connections-journal/item/149-managing-strategic-changes-through-deep-reforms-a-view-from-the-perspective-of-u-s-armenia-smart-power-cooperation

[vi] Доктор Котанджян Гайк Саргисович, Президент Ассоциации политической науки Армении — приветствие от политологических ассоциаций новых независимых государств. VII Всероссийский конгресс политологов ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ НАУКА ПЕРЕД ВЫЗОВАМИ СОВРЕМЕННОЙ ПОЛИТИКИ,. Приветствия международных и национальных ассоциаций политической науки, профессиональных образовательных организаций. С. 9. Москва, 19–21 ноября 2015 г. http://congress.rapn.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Verstka_PR.pdf