CTO Cybersecurity Forum 2013 Marcel Ambiana Belingue


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Supporting the global efforts in strengthening the safety, security and resilience of Cyberspace, the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2013, organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. The ceremonial opening examined how Cyberspace could be governed and utilised in a manner to foster freedom and entrepreneurship, while protecting individuals, property and the state, leading to socio-economic development. Speakers of this session, Mr Mario Maniewicz, Chief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications, ITU; Mr David Pollington, Director, International Security Relations, Microsoft; Mr Alexander Seger, Secretary, Cybercrime Convention Committee, Council of Europe; Mr Nigel Hickson, Vice President, Europe, ICANN and Mr Pierre Dandjinou, Vice President, Africa, ICANN, added their perspectives on various approaches to Cybergovernance, with general agreement on the role Cyberspace could play to facilitate development equitably and fairly across the world.

Hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cameroon together with the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon and backed by partners and industry supporters including ICANN, Council of Europe, Microsoft, MTN Cameroon, AFRINIC and Internet Watch Foundation, the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2013 seeks to broaden stakeholder dialogue to facilitate practical action in Cybergovernance and Cybersecurity, some of which will be reflected in the CTO’s own work programmes under its Cybersecurity agenda.

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CTO Cybersecurity Forum 2013 Marcel Ambiana Belingue

  1. 1. Building National Capacity for Cybersecurity Assurance By Marcel Ambiana Belingue, Senior Manager, Programmes, CTO Presented at the 2013 Cybersecurity Forum 25 - 26 April 2013, Yaounde, Cameroon 1
  2. 2. Overview 1 About CTO 2 Cyber Risk Management in National ICT Policy Development 3 Cybersecurity as a Business Continuity Strategy 4 PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity 2
  3. 3. About CTO Vision: To be the preferred partner organisation for governments, the private sector and civil society in delivering effective ICTs for development (ICT4D) in the Commonwealth and beyond. Our Mission: To promote, facilitate and guide members in using ICTs to deliver effective development interventions. Strategic Focus Youth and ICTs | Regulatory environments | Skills development ICTs and disabilities | Cybersecurity | Mobile broadband 3
  4. 4. Cyber Risk Management in National ICT Policy Development 4 Source: iDA, Singapore
  5. 5. Cyber Risk Management in National ICT Policy Development Singapore’s iGov2010 (2006-2010)  Vision: To be an integrated government that delights customers and connects citizens through ICTs  Driven by strategic thrusts, including Singapore’s competitiveness  Security and partnerships among the key enablers  Stated targets e.g. 8 out 10 users being “very satisfied” with the quality of govenment e-services  Part of a long-term vision, strategies, goals and policies e-Government strategies play a key role in setting standards in establishing a safe cyber space. 5
  6. 6. Cyber Risk Management in National ICT Policy Development Singapore’s  iDA (planning, policy development, regulation, industry development)  iN2015 – An Intelligent Nation, a Global City  Become #1 in the World in using ICTs to add value to the economy  Sectoral transformation of key economic sectors; ultra-high speed, pervasive, intelligent and trusted communication infrastructure; ICT- savvy and globally competitive workforce  National Trust Framework built on Indentity, Privacy, and Security  Key economic sectors: Financial services, Tourism, hospitality & retail, government, manufacturing & logistics, education, etc 6
  7. 7. Cybersecurity as a Business Continuity Strategy  Think information security  Ensure resilience in processes and systems  Adopt coping mechanisms  Encourage shifts in attitudes and committment  Undertake business impact assessments & security audits  Have known and understood continuity plans  ... etc 7
  8. 8. PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity Some background facts  Created in 1985  Part of CTO membership until 2003  Over 110 programmes delivered since 2010  Over 36,000 ICT professionals trained since its creation  Reaching out to meembers in 31 countries PDT’s vision “To be the preferred partnership for the delivery of cost-effective access to ICT knowledge for human capital development.” 8
  9. 9. PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity PDT key benefits  in-house bespoke training and consulting programmes funded by CTO and developed to meet member-specific strategic and operational needs  priority and sponsored access to regional and international training programmes  access to international expertise and exposure to the latest industry best practice  opportunities for benchmarking and long-term partnerships  priority registration for other CTO programmes. 9
  10. 10. PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity Who is the PDT for?  Government ICT ministries  Communications regulatory agencies  Network operators and service providers  Manufacturers  Professional services firms 10 Caribb. 12% W. Africa 21% Pacific 13% Asia 9% ES Africa 45% Policy 10% Regulatio n 14% Technolo gy 56% Managem ent 20%
  11. 11. PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity Programme Funding  Membership  Requesting partners’ membership contributions: 70%  Supplying partners’ membersip contributions: 13%  Programme’s commercialisation  Local partner’s contribution 10%  Delegates fees 7% 11
  12. 12. PDT – A Capacity Building Programme for Cybersecurity Programme Development – September to March 12 Training Requirements Processed Requirements Agregated Requirements Open/Regional Programme Bilateral Programme Recommended Programme Evaluation Approved Programme Supplier Proposals Requests for Proposals Implemented Programme Projects Marketing Plans Costed Proposals Supplier Invitations