As nations across the globe continue to develop various infrastructures, there is an ever-increasing reliance on information and communication technologies, including the Internet. The vitality of cyberspace will depend on each nation’s success in building capacity in the face of changing cyber-threats, whether it is due to trends in the diffusion of technology, technical advances, social and political change, or the evolution of threat-actor ecosystems, The need for greater capacity has never been so important.
Building Cybersecurity Capacity is a journey that a country or an organisation takes in developing greater resilience to a point where they have built systems and created policies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to cyber-attacks.
The Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford, provides a framework that helps countries to understand what does and doesn’t work across all areas of cyber security and can compare cybersecurity capacity across different nations over time. Its methodology ensures that we collect insights from different actors and groups of stakeholders to reflect a broad view of the cybersecurity capacity in each nation.