“Governments, international organizations, and non-state actors all recognize that cybersecurity capacity building (CCB) is crucial to mitigating the negative crossborder externalities of increasing connectivity and maximizing the benefits of ICT-led development. While early adopters have lent support and resources to CCB, the present supply falls short of what is needed to take cybersecurity from an afterthought to an integral part of expanding connectivity. To help close this gap, we present five principles that can provide guidance on scaling CCB going forward. For each principle, we suggest a goal, analyze the status quo, and provide recommendations for how to work towards that goal. The success of these efforts also depends on political leadership, which will be key to utilizing both cybersecurity expertise and existing knowledge and experience on how (not) to build capacity abroad.”
This report is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION IN CYBERSECURITY.