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Russia will increase spending on information security

October 2, 2020, 10:56 (UTC+3)|

In 2022 and 2023, eight times more funds may be allocated to "Information Security" than was originally approved. Such data follow from the published draft federal budget for the next three years. In 2022–2023, it is planned to allocate close to $102 million for these purposes, while initially they expected to redistribute $12 million for each year.

The version of the passport of the federal project "Information Security" has already been synchronized with the presented figures. From 2021 to 2024, funding for this area may amount to $337 million. Whereas in the current version of the passport of the federal project for the same period it was planned to allocate only $97 million.

The version of the passport of the federal project says that almost half of the budget will be allocated to the creation and operation of a national technology center for the implementation of modern cryptography methods. This is the most capital-intensive event of the Fedproject. In 2022 and 2023, $51 million and $54 million will be spent for these purposes, respectively. In total, the center will need $147 million of state funding.

Also, funds can be used to analyze the security of state information systems (search for perimeter vulnerabilities, conduct penetration testing). According to Alexei Parfentiev, head of the SearchInform analytics department, the most costly part may lie on the technical implementation of the federal project. These activities include projects to filter Internet traffic, counter computer attacks and create cyber polygons.

The Ministry of Digital Development continues to work on the formation of the Digital Economy national program. While budgeting is still underway, it's too early to talk about exact items of expenditure, adds Andrey Yarnykh, head of strategic projects at Kaspersky Lab.

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