MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed off on a broad-ranging plan aimed at bolstering the country’s defenses against cyber attacks from abroad and cracking down on perceived foreign influence.
The Kremlin’s new “information security doctrine” comes as attention has focused on the rise in state-sponsored hacking after the US blamed Moscow for cyber attacks aimed at influencing last month’s presidential election.
The document—an update of the country’s last policy from 2000—details a raft of threats that the Kremlin is worried about, from foreign hacking and negative media coverage abroad to the “erosion of traditional Russian spiritual and moral values.”
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Source: The Manila Times