Cybersecurity Capacity Building

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International Definitions

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Cybersecurity capacity building cover a broad range of activities including training but also having the appropriate organisation, facilities and national-level policy (strategy, rules, processes, guidance) to deliver a useful capability. [1]

Academic Definitions


Cybersecurity capacity building is a way to empower individuals, communities and governments to achieve their developmental goals by reducing digital security risks stemming from access and use of Information and Communication Technologies. [2]

See also


  1. P.Pawlak (2014) Riding the digital wave The impact of cyber capacity building on human development.
  2. Advancing Cybersecurity Capacity Building: Implementing a Principle-Based Approach, Mirko Hohmann, Alexander Pirang, Thorsten Benner, GPPI, March 2017
  3. CCB at website Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)