The Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) will work The Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) to conduct a Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) review of Kiribati from Monday 15 July 2019 to Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Cybersecurity is one of a number of security challenges facing Kiribati and the Pacific Region. This was highlighted as part of the Boe Declaration on Regional Security that was prepared as part of the Pacific Island Forum in Nauru.

The MICTTD is the largest ministry by the number of portfolios and programs, one of which is the strengthening of the nation’s cybersecurity posture. The collaboration with OCSC on the CMM review will help Kiribati to document and benchmark current cybersecurity capacity, to both identity gaps for consideration of investment and enable the measurement of the impact of resulting capacity building activities through a second assessment in the future.

The OCSC is the regional research partner of Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford. OCSC, in collaboration with the GCSCC, are working together with the government of Kiribati to build up a comprehensive understanding of national cyber security capacity informed by the people involved in it, to focus on what is important to the national context.

Throughout the week the MICTTD have organised for stakeholders from across the Public, Private, and Civil Society sectors to attend sessions with the researchers from the OCSC to ensure a holistic and multi-stakeholder approach to understanding the national cybersecurity environment in Kiribati. This will include individuals ranging from government ministries, to emergency responders, education institutions, private sector companies and industry associations, law enforcement, non-government organisations and international organisations working in the country.