CYBER SECURITY GOVERNANCE

New technologies have had a substantial and lasting impact on society offering countless opportunities for economic, social and political development. These new technologies have been increasingly used to conduct malicious activities in the digital space, posing challenges to human and state security. These emerging challenges can also affect security provision, management, and oversight.

 

Good governance in cyberspace entails identifying and promoting international norms, standards and good practices governing security sector-related activities online. Recognizing the private sector’s expertise and role in effectively regulating activities in cyberspace, DCAF promotes innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to cyber security governance. This approach aims to foster synergies between public and private stakeholders and to improve human and state security in the digital domain.

 

 

DCAF addresses the linkages between security sector governance and reform (SSG/R) and cyberspace. As part of DCAF’s approach to good governance in cyberspace our work on Good Governance in Cyberspace focuses on:

 

  • Promoting international norms, standards, and good practice and transferring these to a national level.
  • Supporting effective oversight mechanisms for security-sector related activities in cyberspace on a national level.
  • Carrying out research and developing tools and knowledge products to fill knowledge gaps as well as inform and shape policy discourses at international and national levels.

 

Our previous work:

 

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Online

 

Contemporary Challenges to Peace and Security in Cyberspace

 

International Parliamentary Conference on National Security and Cyber Security

 

Cyber Security: The Road Ahead

 

 

 

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