Cybersecurity Capacity Building 2.0 - Bridging the digital divide and strengthening sustainable development

2016 - 2018 (Completed) Project number: 21620-1
This project will study cybersecurity capacity building (CCB) and the sustainability of development processes in developing countries.

The project will trace how increased awareness about cybersecurity in developing countries can strengthen the ability to protect critical digital infrastructure and combat cyber threats. More specifically the purpose of the project is to identify mechanisms that can be built upon in order to:

i) increase cyber capacities through development and aid projects,
ii) provide advise for how developing countries can establish CCB programmes and utilize private sector expertise,
iii) identify mechanisms that can be built upon for international cooperation at the diplomacy arena on internet governance and cyber security in the global society, and
iv) identify how new partnerships can be built through CCB programmes.

Our recommendations will be grounded in fieldwork in developing countries, desktop studies and participation at international conferences and multistakeholder processes. The research will be organized into three separate, but interconnected work packages:

1. Cybersecurity Capacity Building (CCB) – a) 2 case countries: Myanmar and Tanzania, b) Implementation of a cybersecurity maturity model in developing countries
2. Public-private collaboration on cybersecurity awareness
3. International cyberpolitics, international cooperation and developing countries as potential swing states.

The project is part of NUPI's research programme Cyber Security Forum.

Read more about the project here.

Funding program

S01EN

Publications

Publication : ARTIKKEL

The Cyber Frontier

2016
The cyber frontier perspective serves to explicate that the Global South’s participation in digitalization is not simply a matter of joining cyberspace. ...
Publication : ANTOLOGI

Conflict in Cyber Space: Theoretical, strategic and legal perspectives

2016
Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, this book explores the key challenges associated with the proliferation of cyber capabilities. Over the past ...
Publication : NUPI Report

Cyber Security as Development Assistance - Growth and Vulnerability

2016
The importance of digital technology underpins most of the social, economic and political development goals of most donor countries and international ...
Publication : NUPI Rapport

Teach a person how to surf: Cyber security as development assistance

2016
Much policy literature on digitalization and development has focused on the importance of connecting developing countries to digital networks, and how ...
Publication : NUPI-rapport

Cyber Security Capacity Building: Security and Freedom

2016
The threats associated with ICT are multifaceted. The present report posits that cyber capacity building (CCB) should not be considered simply a risk ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

Cyber Security Capacity Building in Developing Countries

2015
  • Lilly Pijnenburg Muller
Cyberspace is an intrinsic part of the development of any country. A strong cyber capacity is crucial for states to progress and develop in economic, ...
Publication : NUPI Report

Cyber Security Capacity Building : Developing Access

2015
This study concentrates on providing the rationale and identifying potential ‘dimensions’ for certain governmental CCB instruments, and what tasks they ...
Publication : NUPI Report

Cyber Security Capacity Building in Developing Countries: challenges and Opportunities

2015
  • Lilly Pijnenburg Muller
Cyberspace is an intrinsic part of the development of any country. A strong cyber capacity is crucial for states to progress and develop in economic, ...

Project Manager

Niels Nagelhus Schia

Senior Research Fellow, Head of NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies

 

Themes
Security policy  Development policy  Diplomacy  Foreign policy  International organizations  United Nations  Asia  Africa  Cyber
Participants

Karsten Friis

Senior Research Fellow, Head of Research group on security and defense

 

Lilly Pijnenburg Muller

Former employee

External

Oxford Martin School - The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC)

Events