In the digital age, modern societies are globally interconnected and increasingly dependent on ICTs and digital infrastructure. However, this interconnectivity also creates interdependencies, and vulnerabilities to emerging threats that need to be managed at the national, regional and international levels. Enhancing cybersecurity and protecting critical information infrastructures is essential to every nation's security and economic well-being – particularly in the global move towards the digital economy and information society.
At the national level, cybersecurity is a shared responsibility which requires coordinated action for prevention, preparation, response, and incident recovery on the part of government authorities, the private sector and civil society. For this to operate smoothly and to ensure a safe, secure and resilient digital realm a comprehensive framework or strategy is necessary which has to be developed, implemented and executed in a multi-stakeholder approach. This framework is often referred to as National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) – and is a critical element for any country’s socio-economic security. ITU presents members with a reference guide to help countries create an effective national cybersecurity framework.
GUIDE TO DEVELOPING A NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY
The reference guide represents a comprehensive one-stop resource for countries to gain a clear understanding of the purpose and content of a national cybersecurity strategy, as well as actionable guidance for how to develop a strategy of their own. The reference guide further lays out existing practices, relevant models and resources, as well as offers an overview of available assistance from other organizations. An accompanying support tool assists evaluation of the strategy.
Reference Guide and evaluation tool were drafted in a democratic process among partnering organizations.
VIDEO: NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY GUIDE
REPOSITORY OF NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES
KEY PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS
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