Cybersecurity - Russia's Paradox

March 19, 2012 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

Leonid Todorov will speak about the current state of affairs in internet governance and cybersecurity in Russia. In addressing Russia’s challenges and opportunities, he will review past developments, such as the growth of Runet, the 2000 Information Security Concept, the Concept of a Convention on International Information Security, and touch on future Russian cybersecurity initiatives.

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Leonid Todorov is the Deputy Director for External Relations in Russia's Internet Registry of the Coordination Center for the .RU top level domain. He joined the Coordination Center for the .RU top level domain in 2008, and served for more than a decade as Chief of Staff to the late PM Yegor Gaidar. He is a leading expert on Internet governance, IDNs, international cooperation, and cyber security in Russia.

Leonid Todorov is also one of co-founders of the Russian Internet Governance Forum and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDig). In this capacity he represents the sole non-governmental regulator for the Russian segment of the Internet, aka Runet.

Mr. Todorov is actively engaged in the debate on how the development of the global Internet Governance process. Mr. Todorov has authored and coauthored a number of publications on these issues, and has presented at various national and international events.