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 https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/cyber-security/ for more information.