Digital threats are steadily increasing in number and sophistication.
A nation’s capability to respond to these threats requires strategies, frameworks and skilled people as well as the technical means to defend their people and infrastructure.
National capability and capacity informs how a nation can mitigate, respond to and recover from threats flexibly and, in the case of mature countries, proactively, strategically, dynamically and efficiently.
The ability to enhance those capabilities continuously is also vital. National capability covers a broad range of considerations, including:
- Awareness of society at large and whether their levels of digital hygiene are as embedded in a similar way to say, that of brushing our teeth.
- Education, and the ability for people to have access to cyber security and digital related education, as well as access to professional development.
- Capability of the criminal justice system to effectively prosecute crime and process electronic evidence.
- Standardisation of security practices, international standards and international collaboration between countries which all contribute to a nation’s cyber risk management.
How PGI helps governments build capability and capacity
Our portfolio includes national programmes as well as national projects of varied scope and size, spanning Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Pacific and North America.