By Matthias Samuel
How does a local internet site work?
The move aims to limit Russia’s relationship with its global counterpart to its network and gain control of citizens’ access to the internet. “This will help ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and telecommunications companies create a larger Internet within their borders, as does a large company,” says Professor Wood Ward. So how does the government set up an ‘independent rennet’? Countries receive international web services via seafront wires, where there are contact points for communication to other countries and for transmitting data to other countries. These locations need to be closed or at least monitored.
It requires the support of local ISPs, and if only a handful of state-owned firms become part of the work, that can help. The more networks and contacts a country have, the more difficult it is to gain access to control. Then Russia will need to create an alternative system.
One of the benefits of bringing Internet access under government control is that virtual private networks (VPNs), which are often used to block blocks, will not work. Another example is the so-called Great Firewall of China. It blocks access to many international internet services, which has helped many local companies to get their footing.
Justin Sherman, Fellow of Cyber Security Policy at Think Tank New America, said that “In the past, the Russian government has faced technical difficulties in gaining online control, as Russian citizens have access to the secret messaging app Telegram. Most unsuccessful attempts to stop them. ‘
“Due to insufficient knowledge of this experience it is difficult to gauge the extent to which Russia has succeeded in this journey of isolated Internet.”
“And from a business perspective, it remains to be seen how much pressure Russia may face at the domestic and foreign levels.”
According to several local news agencies Pravda Sami, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Communications has said that the experiment has been carried out under planning.
Alexei Sokolow said “The results of the exercises show that in the Russian Federation in general, both authorities and telecom operators, in order to effectively respond to emerging threats and ensure the stable working of the Internet and unified telecommunications networks. Ready to make. ‘
Russia’s state-run news agency TAS reported that these experiments assessed the vulnerability of Internet-based devices and included exercises to test Rennet’s ability to counteract ‘external adverse effects’.