Launch of the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) 2021 Edition

Launch of the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) 2021 Edition

Guest Post by Carolin Weisser Harris

Today, 25 March 2021, the Oxford Martin School has launched the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) 2021.

This Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) 2021 Edition, edited by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), builds upon the success of their first and second versions, which were deployed since 2015 through cooperation with their strategic partners: Organization of American States (OAS), World Bank, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO),  International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). Through these partnerships, the CMM has been deployed more than 120 times in over 85 countries, including Albania, Brazil, Nigeria, Samoa, Switzerland, Uganda, and UK, and underpinned two regional studies in Latin America and the Caribbean through collaboration with the OAS.

In the CMM 2021 Edition they respond to the constantly changing and evolving nature of cybersecurity capacity and the developments in the field. In order to achieve this, the GCSCC incorporated lessons learnt gained of the model’s deployment across the world, and included insights that they gauged from a thorough consultation process with the Capacity Centre’s Expert Advisory Panel and other cybersecurity experts. We are pleased to mention PaCCS’ former External Champion Dr Tristram Riley-Smith‘s contribution to the revision process as member of their Expert Advisory Panel.

The GCSCC’s effort to improve the CMM is an ongoing exercise as they continue to deploy the model across the world with their partners this year. The new lessons learnt will be used to further improve the model. Their aim is to ensure the CMM remains applicable to all national contexts and reflects the fast-changing state of cybersecurity capacity maturity in the different regions across the globe.

Click here for more details on the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) 2021 Edition.

The Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of pioneering research that addresses global challenges. Their community of more than 200 researchers, from Oxford and beyond, are working to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) is a leading international centre for research on efficient and effective cybersecurity capacity-building, promoting an increase in the scale, pace, quality and impact of cybersecurity capacity-building initiatives across the world.

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