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In this case, it should be noted that all telecommunication operators without exception should be interested in providing a reliable and secure information transmission as a basis of their activity; therefore, they should have a trained staff and well thought-out regulations, including those to prevent malicious programs and spam distribution. Hence, the following tasks should be specified first to be resolved by the groups of operators listed above:

The organization of the response service to information security incidents (RFC2350, 3013). In case the organization of this worthwhile service is impossible, mail accounts specified by RFC2142, Abuse and Security, as well as ones reacting to correspondence coming into these mailboxes should be created;

The maintenance of their own records in RIPN, RIPE, ARIN etc. databases in their actual state;

Interaction with clients in case of incidents of malicious programs and spam distribution;

Interaction with governmental bodies involved into counteracting to malicious programs and spam distribution.

The first priority tasks of all operator groups should be supplemented with the recommended requirements on:

the support of the protection of one’s own information resources in their actual state by eliminating vulnerabilities detected;

the participation in the elaboration of the requirements for "trusted segments of public networks";

the participation in the elaboration of the requirements for a base level of telecommunication operator security introduced in the draft document "A Concept of Information Security for Public Telecommunication Networks of the Interconnected Telecommunication Network of the Russian Federation";

the development and implementation of the following services:

- an audit of information resources protection;

- the creation of network segments with implemented systems of protection against threats to information security.

The introduction of similar services will create conditions for the creation of segments in the Russian Internet, the connection to which will substantially decrease the probability of damage from malicious programs, spam and intruder attacks.

For operator groups offering information tools services, the recommended requirements on counteraction to malicious programs and spam distribution should be expanded by the development and implementation of such additional services as:

providing for anti-virus protection on mail and other servers;

filtering traffic to block malicious programs and spam distribution.

2.7. THE tasks of GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The main tasks of government agencies as well as lawyers working in this field are:

the development of regulations to counteract malicious programs and spam distribution;  

the involvement of experts in the area of infocommunication technologies and information security support systems in legislation development activity;

comprehensive support of educational activity;

assistance in organizing international cooperation.

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