Oleg Demidov

Russian Federation

Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security Consultant, PIR Center

Oleg Demidov graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University of Lomonosov in 2010. Currently, Oleg has been working on his Ph.D thesis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). In 2013-2014, he held the position of Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. 

Since 2011 Oleg has been participating in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” conducted by Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). He is the author of a number of research articles on information security, cybersecurity, and global internet governance in PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other editions. Oleg serves as the Secretary of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under PIR Center Advisory Board. In March 2014 Oleg became a member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) under the Global Commission on Internet Governance (CGIG). PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.


Self-Isolation or Openness? How to Defeat the Petya Malware and Other…
This is not a cyberwar yet. However, if an international military conflict begins in the near future, it will be necessarily accompanied by operations in cyberspace, which can be quite serious and

Oleg Demidov
Qatar and Cybersecurity: How to Avoid Crisis
On June 7, 2017, CNN reported, referring to US officials that Russian hackers broke into the Qatari news agency and provoked a scandal in the region, which resulted in nine countries accusing Doha of

Oleg Demidov
Why Trump Believes the US Intel Report on ‘Russian Hacking’
If we talk about why the US cyberspace security system turned out to be so helpless, the reason is rather simple. The US electronic and digital infrastructure is too enormous, diverse and developed

Oleg Demidov


Dilemmas in Cybergovernance. Expert Discussion
On December 4, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion, titled "Dilemmas in Cybergovernance".

Interference in Elections and Future Relations Between Russia and the West.…
On August 14, 2017, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion titled "Interference in elections and future relations between Russia and the West." The Valdai Paper titled



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