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Cybersecurity Governance



The Cybersecurity Governance Programme draws on DCAF’s experience in security sector reform to identify, understand and respond to contemporary cybersecurity governance challenges. Working with government bodies, the private sector, the technical community and civil society, the programme aims to contribute to more effective and accountable cybersecurity.

Key objectives of the programme include:

  • To provide practical guidance and support to assist stakeholders in ensuring more effective governance of the cybersecurity sector;
  • To support the development of national and international legal and policy frameworks to promote good cyber security governance;
  • To facilitate dialogue and promote multi-stakeholder engagement across public and private sectors;
  • To analyse threats, challenges and opportunities for effective governance in cyberspace through policy-relevant research.



Enhancing Cybersecurity Governance in the Western Balkans

We supported regional cooperation of national cyber-policy actors, helped build a network of trust and partnerships through 18 regional cybersecurity roundtables, webinars, and online conferences over the course of three years.

We have encouraged the Western Balkans community of cybersecurity professionals to share their experiences, work together to strengthening the common response and resilience to cyber threats.

To improve cybersecurity standards and technical capacities we provided over 20 tailored training sessions, peer exchanges, and international seminars with partners from the International Telecommunication Union, FIRST, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) were organized from 2018 through 2020 gathering more than 400 participants.

Watch the video to learn more about our work in building more resilient cybersecurity in the Western Balkans.