The Global Constellation

Acting as regional ambassadors of the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) and conducting related research, the OCSC is one of three leading cybersecurity research centres that form the CMM “Global Constellation Partnership”; the OCSC in Melbourne; the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford (the founder of the CMM); and, as of 2019 the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA), Cape Town, South Africa.

The Constellation’s mandate is to drive the CMM uptake, coordinate regional research teams, efficient and effective project management and to deliver nation relevant recommendations and positive nation experiences.

Since starting the CMM programme in 2018, the OCSC has conducted six CMM reviews within the Pacific Region with a further nine scheduled in 2020–2022, forming part of OCSC’s outreach plan. It is OCSC’s ambition to work with all countries in the Oceania region and we welcome the opportunity to work with Australian and New Zealand governments in the future.

OCSC is working with the government of Vanuatu on the first CMM informed capacity building initiative in the Oceania region.

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford

Launched in 2014 as a result of the London Process 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.

In a global consultation process with leading academics and cybersecurity experts, the GCSCC created the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM), a first-of-its-kind model to review cybersecurity capacity maturity across five areas (or ‘dimensions’), which aim to enable nations to self-assess, benchmark, better plan investments and national cybersecurity strategies, and set priorities for capacity development, and so that governments and enterprises can adopt policies and make investments that have the potential to significantly enhance safety and security in cyberspace, while also respecting core human rights’ values and interests, such as privacy and freedom of expression.

Working with key stakeholders from across the international community the GCSCC along with its Global Constellation partners (C3SA & OCSC) successfully deploy the CMM within their respective regions. Together they extend significant impact to the wider global cybersecurity community and recipient nations.

Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa, University of Cape Town

Launched in 2019, the C3SA is part of the global constellation of regional cybersecurity capacity research centres led by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at Oxford University and together with the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC).

C3SA acts as a coordination and collaboration hub between cybersecurity capacity-building actors in order to reduce duplication of efforts on cyber capacity building in the region.

The C3SA is a consortium between Research ICT Africa (RIA), the Department of Information Systems (DIS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford, and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

The C3SA is part of the global constellation of regional cybersecurity capacity research centres, led by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at Oxford University and aims to provide a single-entry point for cybersecurity capacity building and research activities in the Southern Africa region and beyond.

The Global Forum of Cyber Expertise, The Hague Netherlands

The OCSC is also a partner of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). Headquartered in the Hague, Netherlands, the GFCE fills the demand driven gap as the global coordinating platform for cyber capacity building, connecting countries with funders and implementers to deliver capacity building projects. As a partner of the GFCE, the OCSC works with the GFCE community to coordinate capacity building in the Pacific region.

The Cibyl portal was created to meet a need identified by the GFCE community for a site where specialist actors and stakeholders would share information about projects, tools and relevant publications on international capacity building. It is the knowledge portal for cyber capacity building. The OCSC posts all its projects on Cybil portal: past, current and projects in the pipeline.