PIPS' cyber readiness index partners with International Telecommunication Union to develop national cyber security strategy

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies´ (PIPS) Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 has partnered with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to provide subject matter expertise for the ITU global cyber security index, the institute said.

As part of this ongoing partnership, the CRI team work in tandem with the ITU and other international partners to develop a national cyber security strategy (NCS) reference guide meant to help countries elaborate or further enhance their respective NCS.

CRI 2.0 shows that few countries have aligned their digital agenda with their cyber security agenda, and seeks to incentivize this alignment by bringing attention to each country´s Internet-infrastructure dependencies and vulnerabilities, and the national economic erosion caused by cyber insecurity. The CRI provides methodology to assess a country´s commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

CRI is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and is currently being applied to 125 countries.

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