You need to create a global center for the analysis of cyberthreats, said Sberbank

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The attack of the virus Wannacry, which, according to Europol, in mid-may has affected more than 200 thousand users in 150 countries, showed the necessity of creating a world center for the analysis of cyber threats, said Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank Stanislav Kuznetsov.

«This attack showed that there is a single center analysis of cyber threats. If passed the global spread, the world should appear in a single paragraph, which receives all information about the threat of the realized risks. If it is not, then the threat will be inevitable. I’m not sure about state institutions, but at the level of commercial structures at this moment, no such center», — said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Kuznetsov.

Deputy Chairman of Sberbank said that when commercial companies in Russia had been hacked, they didn’t have any instructions to send this information in a single analytical center, and no one received any recommendations on how to proceed. Sberbank, he said, recorded the attack first, immediately inform the Central Bank, the security services and the interior Ministry. Then within a few hours, analyzed all of their systems, including subsidiaries, to ensure that the attack did not concern them.

«We contacted those companies, which were severely affected by this strike, and offered them their assistance. I personally phoned the Ministry of internal Affairs, in the «MegaFon» and other companies and offered any possible assistance. We have a few hours built the tool that allowed to identify infected devices and test infrastructure for vulnerable hosts. All the night from Friday to Saturday at least two brigades of our cybersecurity team traveled to some of the affected companies and in the fire regime helped to minimise the damage. We did, of course, free of charge,» he added.

Kuznetsov said that the attack Wannacry needs to be examined very carefully and at the state level and on the level of intelligence, and at the level of large corporations, because such an attack could happen again, to evolve. To find the creators of Wannacry, according to Kuznetsova, really, it’s a matter of time.

«Today, I’m inclined to believe the official information. However, the main issue is not even in the country of origin, and how we identify such attacks and counteract them. How to put a barrier to him no one entered? And now was exactly the time when we can and we must do it. And if in our country was a common technology platform management of these risks, which I mentioned above, the situation with Wannacry on this scale accurate would have been impossible», — concluded the Deputy Chairman of Sberbank.

The full version of the interview is available at 18.30 on the website