Russia to Disconnect From The Internet


Russia plans to temporarily disconnect from the Internet in a move to test their cyber defenses as the future of cyber warfare heats up.

Russia’s parliament mandated technical changes to Runet, their Internet infrastructure so it can be prepared for cyber attacks.

Dubbed the Digital National Economy program, Russia is permitting amendments to the proposal prior to April 1.

Instead of routing data through the global Internet, Russia will contain their data with their test, expected sometime before April 1, but the timing is not certain as of now.

Russian Internet service providers (ISPs) are supportive of these tests, but are concerned as to how they should be administered to avoid major disruptions.

Author: Adam Sarwar

Adam Sarwar