News item | 21-11-2017

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Global Cyber Expertise Magazine! We are proud to present this edition at the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2017 in New Delhi.

The Global Cyber Expertise Magazine is a joint initiative of the African Union, the European Union, the Organization of American States and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, this magazine is aimed at providing to cyber policymakers and stakeholders an overview of global cyber policy developments and capacity building projects. This fourth edition covers again a wide range of topics that touch upon key developments on global cyber capacity building as well as regional updates and initiatives across the cyber spectrum. Our cover story comes from the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) with a reflection on the process of developing a Global Agenda for Cyber Capacity Building with the aim to give a political impulse to the importance of cyber capacity building during the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017 in New Delhi. The Global section further covers the efforts of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and the significance of the implementation of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection by both the Meridian and the GFCE. From Africa we have the Mauritian perspective on the fight against cybercrime in their National Cybercrime Strategy and the promotion of cyber due diligence in the ECOWAS Cyber Strategy Workshop. From the Americas we

have an article that demonstrates how Latin America bridges the technical skills gap as well as an article on the extinct National Computer Security Network of Mexican Universities. Our Asia section includes an overview of UNODC’s work, capabilities and partnerships on countering cybercrime in Southeast Asia and beyond and a review of how Australia’s International Cyber Strategy is complemented by capacity building and creative partnerships. We welcome your feedback and invite you to share with us information regarding cybersecurity conferences, workshops, training events, policies or case studies that other global entities might find useful. We would be particularly interested to learn about new capacity building initiatives, legislations or strategies in cybersecurity.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Global Cyber Expertise Magazine and look forward to your continued feedback!

On behalf of the Editorial Board,

David van Duren

Head of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Secretariat

This article first appeared in the fourth issuse of the Global Cyber Expertise Magazine – November 2017