Working Group B: Cyber Incident Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection
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:
- TF CIM worked on Global CSIRT Maturity Framework
- TF CIIP worked on a CIIP Capacity Framework.
Research and Projects
WG B has identified 18 tools and 19 publications to help members, which can be found at www.CybilPortal.org
Focus for 2021
Every year the Working Group is updating its focus based on opportunities for collaboration on new projects within the GFCE Community. In 2020, the Working Group has focused its work on developing project teams on National CSIRT Career Path, Phase 0 CERT: and Next phase for the CSIRT Maturity Framework and assisting Senegal with its clearing house request for support on their CIIP.
The Working Group split into two Task Forces during the GFCE Annual Meeting 2018 in Singapore.
Throughout 2019, the TF CIM worked on Global CSIRT Maturity Framework whilst the TF CIIP worked on a CIIP Capacity Framework. During the GFCE Annual Meeting 2019 in Addis Ababa, both Task Forces organized workshops with an African focus for the beneficiary community.
In 2020, the TF CIM started working in three project teams on separate deliverables: 1) National CSIRT Career Path; 2) Phase 0 CERT; and 3) Next phase for the CSIRT Maturity Framework. The TF CIIP worked in 2020 on assisting Senegal with its clearing house request for support on their CIIP and is additionally looking for ways to cooperate closely with the Meridian community (a CIIP community).
Details of work done by Working Group B can be found in GFCE Annual Report 2020.
Ambitions for Working Group B in 2021 can also be found in the Working groups Workplan.