The document was singed on Monday, December 5 and has already come into force.
“In order to ensure information security of Russia, I decree to adopt the attached Doctrine of Information Security of the Russian Federation,” the document reads.
According to the document, one of the Russian strategic aims in ensuring information security is the prevention of armed conflicts which may lead to the use of information technologies.
It also includes the formation of a system of non-conflicting state relations in information space and modernization of information security systems of the Russian armed forces. It explains that some countries building up capacity for information and technological impact to affect Russia’s information security for military purposes.
“In accordance with the military policy of the Russian Federation, the main aims in provision of information security in defense are strategic restraint and prevention of military conflicts which could arise as a result of use of information technologies,” the document said.
“Forming a stable system of non-contentious interstate relations in the information space is a strategic aim of ensuring information security in the sector of strategic stability and equal strategic partnership,” the document reads.
The doctrine also writes that special forces of several countries use information and psychological impact to destabilize situation in some world regions. It says that the number of coordinated cyberattacks on Russian facilities on the rise, reconnaissance of other countries in relation to Russia is increasing.
“The scale of special services of individual states using means of information and psychological impact aiming to destabilize intra-political and social situation in different parts of the world … is expanding,” the doctrine reads.
“The state of the information security in the sector of state and public security is characterized by the constant increase in complexity, increase of the scale and growth of coordination of computer attacks against objects of critical information infrastructure, increase in reconnaissance of foreign countries in relation to the Russian Federation,” the document reads.
“In accordance with the military policy of the Russian Federation, the main aims in provision of information security in defense are modernizing of the system of provision of Russian Armed Forces’ information security, other troops, military formations and bodies including forces and resources of information confrontation,” the document reads.
Russian media is subjected to discrimination abroad, the work of journalists obstructed, the document underlines.
“Russian media resources are frequently subjected to blatant discrimination abroad, obstructions are created for journalists in fulfilling their professional activity,” the document reads.