Open Data Enhances Information Security

8 november 2016 | PC Week

Experts note that the government has intensified its open data policy rather recently, so we are still able to analyze all risks and lay down a robust security architecture by investing in the sustainable future of the digital economy – the economy of data and knowledge – in Russia.

Vasily Pushkin
Vasily Pushkin
Deputy Head

Experts believe that there can be two physical architecture options for open data portals: Semi-Automatic and Real-Time.

The Semi-Automatic architecture is subject to three risks: false open data, fake web-portals and attacks on the "open data" brand. The Real-Time architecture is exposed to the three above risks and two other specific risks: DDoS attacks and complex targeted attacks.

"To the above, I would add the risk of data abuse. Our partners (federal and regional agencies) and we are closely monitoring this risk,” Vasily Pushkin, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, commented on the situation to PC Week

According to the expert, the very existence of open data enables the business community and the public to check news and research publications against an independent official source, the “Single Version of the Truth”, which considerably enhances information security. "We pay as much attention to building a stronger open data ecosystem where business entities that use such data will verify them to monitor cyber-security at the business process level. As part of building such an ecosystem, the Analytical Center and its partners are providing data cyber-security proportionally to the actual scale and complexity of the ecosystem,” sums up Mr. Pushkin.

We would remind that the Russian Ministry of Economic Development that is officially responsible for developing open data in Russia, with Mikhail Abyzov, Minister for Open Government, providing overall coordination.

Source: PC Week