Global Cyber Expertise Magazine – Issue 8 – November 2020

Publish Date: 24 November 2020

The Global Cyber Expertise Magazine is a bi-annual magazine on global cyber policy developments and capacity building projects. The Magazine is jointly published by the African Union, the European Union, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and the Organization of American States.

In this edition, we see a number of articles addressing the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformation, cybersecurity and capacity building activities. As we begin to accept this new normal in the (post) COVID-19 era, governments and organizations are actively finding ways to overcome new challenges in this domain, such as shifting capacity building activities to the virtual space. From Asia & Pacific, find out more about the GFCE Pacific Hub in an interview with our new GFCE Pacific Liaison. Learn more about CERT NZ’s awareness campaigns and APNIC Foundation’s projects in the Pacific and in Southeast Asia. From Africa, read about how the GFCE is building on its collaboration with the AU to address cyber capacity needs in the region. An article on the OCWAR-C project gives insight on ECOWAS’ collaboration with the EU to strengthen cyber resilience in West Africa and another article looks at protecting digital Africa. From Europe, the European Commission shares how they went digital overnight as a result of COVID-19 and find out more about the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI). Also, learn about the impact of the pandemic on the cybercrime landscape and what this means for such capacity building projects. From the Americas, the Organization of American States outlines how governments in the region are looking to revise and redefine their cybersecurity priorities in the wake of the pandemic and what 5G means for cybersecurity in the region. Mexico also shares their stance on cybersecurity looking at recent experiences and challenges ahead. From the global development section, read about how Cybil Knowledge Portal can support your capacity building efforts, the impact of the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM), and the GFCE’s ambitions towards 2021.