About the Congress

The first International Congress on Cybersecurity took place in Moscow on 5th-6th of June 2018. In it’s wake the congress managed to unite representatives from 681 organization coming from over 50 countries. Making the list of those organizations are: Interpol, World Economic Forum, SWIFT, ICANN and others as well as representatives of more than 45 Russian and foreign governmental institutions and ministries. The agenda of the Congress involved a discussion on the newest threats in the digital world and key directions in global development of cybersecurity. Another congress appearance worth mentioning was the active participation of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.

The Congress program included seven discussion panels and nine technical sessions featuring more than 40 speakers. About 30 leading international and Russian companies had their stands at the Congress.

The Congress reached several important conclusions:

  • the losses of the global economy and Russia from cybercrime are unprecedented and continuing to rise;

  • cybersecurity is lagging 2 to 5 years behind technology developments;

  • there is an acute shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals;

  • cybercriminals are acting with impunity;

  • effective international cooperation is essential to the successful fight against cybercrime.