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Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre

Our work is focused on developing a framework for understanding what works, what doesn’t work and why – across all areas of cybersecurity capacity.

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. It has created a first-of-its-kind model to review cybersecurity capacity maturity across five areas (or ‘dimensions’), which aims to enable nations to self-assess, benchmark, better plan investments and national cybersecurity strategies, and set priorities for capacity development. This is important 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.

The Centre involves academics and professional expertise from many disciplines across Oxford and beyond. It is led by the Department of Computer Science, and is part of the Oxford Martin School portfolio. See for more information.

Principal Investigator


Ioannis Agrafiotis
Research Fellow
Louise Axon
Research Associate
Bill Dutton
Senior Research Fellow
Michael Goldsmith
Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor
Carolin Weisser Harris
International Operations Lead

Associate members

Marcel Stolz
(Armasuisse Science and Technology; Swiss Armed Forces; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Former members

Maria Bada
Jakob Bund
Matthew Griffin
Eva Nagyfejeo
Robert Newnham
Taylor Roberts
Philippa Towler

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