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									                Transboundary Trust Space

Regional Commonwealth                     Ministry of Communications
in the field of communications            and Mass Media of the
www.en.rcc.org.ru                         Russian Federation

Ensuring trust in information exchange –
 proposal and approaches from Russia
      and CIS-states (RCC states)

                                 National Certification Authority
                                             Alexander Sazonov

                                                   February 16, 2012
                     Transboundary Trust Space

                       Presentation plan

I.   Introduction. Brief information about the RCC. Primary
     tasks and directions of activities

II. Activity on forming of the Transboundary trust space

III. Description of the Transboundary trust space
    architecture. Common trust infrastructure services

IV. Transboundary trust space standardization issues

                   Regional Commonwealth
             in the field of communications (RCC)
December 1991 – heads of CIS states’ Communications
   Administrations signed Agreement on Establishment of RCC
   - an organization called upon to carry out cooperation
   between new independent states in the field of
   telecommunication and postal communication based on
   their free will, principles of mutual respect and
October 1992 - the Heads of Government of the CIS countries
   signed the Agreement on coordination of interstate
   relations in the field of postal and telecommunication - the
   RCC is vested with the authority of an interstate
   coordinating body in the field of postal and

                        RCC primary tasks

•   extension of mutually beneficial relations between the RCC
    Administrations in harmonization of development of
    networks and communication means
•   coordination of issues in scientific and technical policy,
    radio spectrum management, tariff policy on
    communications and mutual settlement services, personnel
•   interaction with international organizations in
    communications and informatization
•   mutual information exchange etc.

                     RCC activity directions

The Strategy of CIS member states in informatization field:
•   creation of an enabling environment for cooperation in the
    field of ICT
•   harmonization of legislation and development of standards
•   development of new ICT directions
•   development of ICT sphere
                           Activity on TTS

           Model of the forming and functioning
   of the CIS member-states’ transboundary trust space
            in the Internet network (TTS Model)
Cardinal problem of the international electronic interaction is
   to ensure electronic documents validity
                         Activity on TTS

            Basic concept of the TTS Model
• What is the best way to ensure trust in information exchange?
  – To have a opportunity to check trust. How to do it ?
• Through direct access to a data base. In practical terms this
  means an access for an agency in state A to a data base of an
  agency in state B. Ideally it allows to interact without
  documents exchange at all.
• If direct access is not possible, then the solution is to have
  states A and B appoint trusted parties through which such an
  access could be done.
• In our opinion, this is the only way to solve the problem of
  trust in information exchange (other suggested solutions do
  not offer a universal approach).
• We are open to ideas how the TTS Model can be improved and
  to other universal approaches to this problem.
                          Activity on TTS

    Basic stages of TTS forming stated in the TTS Model

1. System engineering
2. Development of normative, legal and technical drafts set,
   necessary for TTS creation and functioning
3. Harmonization of the Commonwealth states’ national
   legislations, adaptation of national software and hardware
   existing, creation of the transboundary system segment,
   organization of operators’ activity, other practical actions
   to ensure functioning of the TTS as an integrated interstate
   information system
                          Activity on TTS

       Methodology of the transboundary trust space
      forming and functioning in the Internet network
                    (TTS Methodology)

1. Conceptual framework description
2. TTS architecture description
3. Preliminary variants of TTS architecture performance and
   their selection algorithm
4. Approach to working out of requirements for a reliable
   identification of information interaction participants
                          TTS architecture

                 TTS architecture components

•   The common trust infrastructure (CTI), consisting of
    specialized services
•   Register systems (information systems of various state
    bodies (institutions)), which interact among themselves
    directly via electronic transferable records, herewith,
    interaction validity is ensured by CTI services
•   Operators of register systems and CTI services
•   Auditors of register systems and CTI services operators’
              TTS architecture

Ensuring of e-document’s validity function
                     TTS architecture

Services groups in the common trust infrastructure

  Documentation services          Additional services

                      Access service
                 TTS architecture

Document in the common trust infrastructure
            TTS architecture

Support for distributed access control
                          TTS architecture

    Advantages of using attribute certificates for a
             distributed access control

• no necessity to re-issue a public key certificate at subject’s
  powers alteration

• a subject can have several attribute certificates, with each
  being responsible for one or another type of powers

• subject’s powers can be stated in an attribute certificate in
  encrypted form
                           TTS architecture

Using attribute certificates to manage rights vested in
                negotiable instruments

An endorsement is an attribute certificate containing the
 following data:

• identification data of the attribute certificate itself

• hash value of a bill of lading content

• identification data of an endorsee’s public key certificate

Hash value of a bill of lading content ensures its integrity
while public key certificate identification data univocally
identifies an endorsee.
                       TTS architecture

Using attribute certificates to manage rights vested in
                negotiable instruments
                      TTS standardization issues

           Primary standardization directions

• ensuring of terminology unification

• ensuring of electronic document’s format

• ensuring of information systems interoperability

• ensuring of electronic interaction validity

The principle of technological neutrality is to be observed
             TTS standardization issues

Standardization vs. Technological neutrality
   TTS standardization issues

Common trust infrastructure
               TTS standardization issues

What guidelines should be observed when selecting a
              performance of service?
                         TTS standardization issues

Optimal variant – combination of different services’ performances
                    TTS standardization issues

       Conclusions and suggested way forward

• RCC would be grateful to have UN/CEFACT opinion on the
  concept of the TTS Methodology and suggested mechanism of
  its implementation and evaluation of its efficiency in trusted
  information exchange.

• We suggest starting a discussion at UN/CEFACT and exchange
  of experience on the ways used by countries to achieve trust
  in information exchange.

• We suggest including this task in the programme of
  UN/CEFACT work and to prepare a recommendation on this
  subject (Russia is ready to start this work).
                          Transboundary Trust Space

                    Thank you for attention!
           We are open to you views, ideas and critics!

Latest versions of the TTS Model and TTS Methodology are
published at the RCC website in section
RCC activities –> Informatization -> The transboundary trust space
of the CIS member-states


                         Alexander Sazonov

                         Any questions?

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