With the rapid expansion of the Internet and technological advancements, the need for more effective Cyber Security capacity building becomes increasingly essential. Increased technological advancements do yield an essential need for more cyber security, but the need for capacity building is not directly known.
The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford was established to improve the impact, scale, and pace of Cyber Security capacity building. The Centre, through broad consultation with over 200 international experts, developed a model to measure the maturity of cyber security capacity across the world. The Model addresses Cyber Security through a comprehensive consideration, composed of 5 distinct areas of cyber security capacity: National Strategy and Policy, Cyber Security Mind-set, Cyber Security Education and Training, Legal and Regulatory Capacity, and Technical Capacity. It seeks to inform the thinking of policy-makers across the world.
In an effort to minimise duplication, the Centre has worked closely with the Organization of American States - regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean; and the World Bank, - a focus on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Asia. Additional cooperation agreements will be in place by November 2015 but cannot be reflected at the time of writing.
The purpose of this roundtable is to provide an overview of the Centre’s Maturity Model, and lessons learnt through its application in the Caribbean, South America, Eastern Europe, The Caucasus and Asia. Discussion will address the current landscape of Cyber Security Capacity, as understood by the Centre, and seek to identify innovative approaches to address gaps across regions.