DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
Partner Description: The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) promotes good governance in the security sector through ensuring that security provision, management and oversight is effective and accountable within a framework of rule of law and respect for human rights. DCAF’s Cybersecurity Governance Programme works on identifying, understanding and responding to contemporary cybersecurity governance challenges. Working with government bodies, the private sector, the technical community and civil society, the Programme aims to contribute to more effective and accountable cybersecurity. Key objectives of the Programme are four-fold:
To provide practical guidance and support to assist stakeholders in ensuring more effective governance of the cybersecurity sector; In its projects, DCAF engages with relevant ministries and other stakeholders to give advice on reforming the countries’ cybersecurity governance structures. A particular focus is on enhancing good governance in the management of key cybersecurity actors, such as CERTs.
To support the development of national and international legal and policy frameworks to promote good cyber security governance; In international and regional forums DCAF advocates for an approach to cybersecurity based on the principles of good governance.
To facilitate dialogue and promote multi-stakeholder engagement across public and private sectors; DCAF organises activities on cybersecurity governance that involve all relevant cybersecurity stakeholders and assist the countries in developing functioning multi-stakeholder cooperation structures in cybersecurity.
To analyse threats, challenges and opportunities for effective governance in cyberspace through policy-relevant research. We develop new research on how principles of good governance can be applied in cybersecurity.