Working Group B: Cyber Incident Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection

About Working Group B

Cyber incident Management and Critical infrastructure Protection has been endorsed by the GFCE community in the Delhi Communiqué as one of the five prioritized themes for cyber capacity building to improve capacities that allow nations to respond to and recover from cyber incidents in a timely and efficient manner.

GFCE Working Group B has two taskforces:

  1. TF CIM, Cyber Incident Management
  2. TF CIP, Critical Infrastructure Protection

More information on the work done by Working Group B can be found in the GFCE Working Groups Annual Report 2021.

Table of Contents

News and Updates

The second half of 2022 marked the change of WG-B Chair during the GFCE Annual Meeting 2022, as Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola’s stepped down as Chair after his second term. We are grateful for all the time, energy and ideas Abdul-Hakeem committed to this Working Group during his four years as a Chair. At the same time, the WG found in Klée Aiken its new Chair, with the handover being finalised during the GFCE Annual Meeting.

In 2022, the task Force on Cyber Incident Management (CIM) held an in-person meeting in the margins of the 34th Annual FIRST Conference in Ireland. The TF finalised a Cybil Portal Guide for the CIM community which provides an overview of all the useful resources that are available for the CIM community on the Cybil Portal as of October 2022. Members of the TF also overviewed the GFCE research reportCyber Incident Management in Low-Income Countries written by AfricaCERT and commissioned by Global Affairs Canada as one of the priorities identified by the GFCE Community in the Global CCB Research Agenda 2022-2023. Their efforts are also currently focused on two projects: one covering Proactive Communication during Cyber Incidents and a second one that covers National and Sectorial CSIRT Cooperation.

The Task Force on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) has been working on a Guide for Cybersecurity Table-top Exercises (TTX) which is composed of three deliverables covering: an Introduction to TTXs, a TTX Scenario Runbook and a practical Use-Case.

More information on the group’s ambitions for 2022 is detailed in the Working Groups Workplan.

Reports and Deliverables

Contributions to Cybil Knowledge Portal

WG B has identified 18 tools and 19 publications to help members, which can be found at

Chair and Task Force Leads

GFCE Secretariat Representative

Active Members and Partners