Depending on the COVID-19 climate, the OCSC team can facilitate either an on-line or an in-country review.
Working with the host government to coordinate focus groups with the right stakeholders from all sectors, the assessment is informed by the daily experience of those on the ground directly involved in cybersecurity. This level of engagement ensures that the assessment captures local strengths, priorities, challenges, and opportunities.
This initial assessment helps host nations understand and benchmark where they stand now on the cybersecurity maturity journey and identify their own priorities for next steps, while providing specific recommendations for national policies, strategies, and activities to strengthening capacity and resilience. A second assessment in the future enables the evaluation of what impact capacity building activities have had and consideration of what works, what doesn’t work and why.
Following the finalisation of the report, the OCSC works with the host nation and the international capacity building community on research and projects that meet the identified needs and requests of the host nation.