Country: Russian Federation
Delegate Name: Allyson Gilliland
Cybercrime is a form of criminal activity carried out by means of computers or the internet. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “high-profile data breaches continue to threaten businesses with losses and consumers with exposure of their personal data. In 2021, more than 280 million Microsoft customer records were left unprotected on the web.” This offers a decline in privacy and makes the companies affected less popular. Anyone can be a victim of cybercrime regardless of country or status. And of the 4.6+ billion internet users who could be affected, this number is projected to go far up in 2022. Which implies a lot more cybercrimes, and cyberattackers. However some laws have been created to combat this, not all countries are in agreement with how these situations were handled. We, as in the Russian Delegation, strive to change this.
The Russian Federation believes that each country should focus more time and energy on protecting their own networks from cybercrime and terrorism, and less time on pouring all their resources out for other countries. However, the act currently in place, the Budapest Convention ratified in 2001, goes against Russian policy. Anything written and held to this standard will not be in agreement with Russia. The Russian Federation would like to see more independent resolutions and solutions of their western counterparts. Working on independent resources could add to a solution. Adding more data analysts from countries with more resources for countries without the resources would be a useful tool if countries are willing to give them out. However, Russia is not able to contribute this resource at this time.
Going into this conference the delegation of Russia will assist countries only if necessary and believes that countries should come to independent resolutions within their own governments without the help of outside delegations.