Through our funding partners, OCSC provides free national cybersecurity reviews to nations in the Pacific using the CMM. The OCSC team travel to the host nation to meet with a variety of stakeholders across sectors, building up a comprehensive understanding of national cybersecurity capacity informed by the people involved in it, to focus on what is important for your national context.

Samoa

Our first review was conducted in the Independent State of Samoa in April 2018 at the invitation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) from the University of Oxford.

As part of this joint mission, ITU and the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) facilitated a national capacity building workshop for Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) in Samoa to further enhance the nation’s cybersecurity capacity.

The CMM report has now been approved by the government of Samoa for release and is available from the MCIT website.

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Tonga

Our next review saw the same team from OCSC, ITU and GCSCC working together with the Kingdom of Tonga in June 2018, at the invitation of Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC).

As part of this joint mission, ITU conducted a review of Tonga CERT and worked with the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) to facilitate a national capacity building workshop for Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) to further enhance the nation’s cybersecurity capacity.

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Vanuatu

In March 2019 OCSC joined the team from the ITU to work with the Republic of Vanuatu, at the invitation of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).

As part of this joint mission, ITU conducted a review of the national CERT of Vanuatu and ran a workshop to further enhance the nation’s cybersecurity capacity.

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Papua New Guinea

In June 2019 OCSC and the team from the ITU again joined forces, this time to work with the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, at the invitation of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA).

As part of this joint mission, ITU conducted a review of the national CERT of Papua New Guinea and ran a workshop to further enhance the nation’s cybersecurity capacity.

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Kiribati

In July 2019 at the invitation of the Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD), the OCSC team conducted a review of the Republic of Kiribati.

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Federated States of Micronesia

In January 2020, in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and at the invitation of the Department of Transportation, Communications & Infrastructure (TC&I), the OCSC team conducted a review of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

The review was part of an APT Expert Mission and was conducted in conjunction with the Digital FSM workshop with TC&I and the World Bank, in Palikir, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.