This may involve laying an undersea cable in one of the oceans. © Host Photo Agency
The BRICS countries may set up their own internet system by laying a submarine cable at one of the oceans. © Host Photo Agency

This may involve laying an undersea cable in one of the oceans. The details are still unknown, however, according to Russian Minister of Communications, Nicolai Nikiforov, the cable project should be implemented one way or another. This will ensure stable internet operation for the BRICS countries, the minister stressed.

He suggested that this project be financed by BRICS bank launched this year. A project co-financing application will be submitted to this bank. This initiative was announced at the BRICS IT Ministers Forum.

“A common security perimeter for the countries of the group is an extremely promising subject,” noted Nicolai Nikoforov. We are talking not only about the technical side of this effort, but of the legal one as well.

“I see a large potential in working out the legal details of protection in the context of a general upgrading of the national legislations of the BRICS countries”, the minister said. He proposed to form working groups with the participation of ministries and   agencies responsible for security in their countries (these may be law enforcement bodies or special services) that would deal with IT security. “This will allow us to move to a new level of protection for our states.  And this is key to the further development of our economies”, the minister noted.

Along with the submarine cable project, to better ensure internet security Russia can offer antivirus systems and modern processors for computers and severs. There is also office application know-how allowing work on any given platform (Microsoft Windows, Android) on computers, tablets and smartphones. Data from this program is concealed for the principal platform and cannot be read from outside. There is also the possibility of using this “office” for building protected cloud databanks. Creating a mobile platform is yet another crucial component of information security. It is planned to be launched on the Chinese market in early 2016. In Russia, it will be used on the corporate market. India has also expressed an interest in this platform.