In addition to delivering the CMM and accompanying Cybersecurity Roadmaps, the OCSC can undertake and deliver bespoke cyber capacity building (CCB) activities as requested by Pacific Island countries or international donors. These activities can be undertaken one-on-one with the recipient country or in partnership with one or more international development partners.

Past and Current OCSC Cyber Capacity Building Projects and Initiatives

Post-Quantum Cryptography in the Indo-Pacific Program (PQCIP)

In collaboration with Monash University and funded by the US Department of State, from 2023 to 2025 the PQCIP will engage with industry and government stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific to improve their post-quantum preparedness through a cycle of assessment, tailored education, planning and evaluation.

Participants will finish the program with an advanced understanding of post-quantum cryptography challenges, knowledge of the tools to meet them, and develop their own evaluated transition plan for their organisation.

Pacific Cyber Capacity Building and Coordination Conference (P4C)

In October 2023 the OCSC was tasked to organise and deliver the inaugural Pacific Cyber Capacity Building and Coordination Conference (P4C) in Nadi, Fiji by the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) in partnership with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Pacific Hub. The OCSC was selected for the project due to its trusted reputation in the region and its Pacific cyber capacity-building subject matter expertise.

With over 100 delegates from 13 Pacific Island countries and 8 PBP countries, the P4C was held in Fiji from the 2nd to the 4th of October 2023. Deliberations from the event have been published in the PBP P4C Outcomes Report which provides a framework for improving long-term regional cyber capacity building coordination and implementation.

Other Events and Trainings

Members of the OCSC Research and Capacity-Building Team can design and facilitate in-person or online training events related to cyber capacity building, cyber awareness, cyber regulation or other areas responsive to national or stakeholder requirements.

An example of the OCSC’s capability in this regard is the Pacific Islands Cybersecurity Workshop held in Fiji in March 2023, delivered in partnership with Nathan Associates under the US Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) Program. The OCSC specifically designed, moderated and delivered workshop sessions including the NCS case study workshop for Pacific cyber leaders.

Bespoke CCB Opportunities

After identifying cyber capability gaps and recommending appropriate actions as a consequence of the CMM and Cybersecurity Roadmap processes, the OCSC can be engaged to conduct supplementary research or training to help further address the identified issues, focusing on the nation’s CCB priorities.