DCAF Business and Security Division
Directorate for Security Cooperation and Defence (DCSD) of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
Modern day challenges stemming from the increased dependence on cyberspace, and from its interconnectivity with society globally, require an array of different responses. Governments, the private sector and civil society have to come together to address the challenges of cybersecurity governance. In addition, legal and policy frameworks will have to adapt to better respect and implement international human rights norms, while effectively combating cybercrime, cyber malicious acts, cyber attacks as well as the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes and the promotion of violent extremism. Only vigorous action in this direction will promote a secure, stable and open cyberspace.
This Guide was written for policy makers, technical experts, civil society and all those interested in best practices of governing cybersecurity. It draws on DCAF’s experience in promoting good governance in the security sector. This book consists of six chapters that explain how to apply the principles of good governance to cybersecurity. The six chapters focus on the following subjects:
− good governance of the security sector and its application to cyberspace;
− the link between cyberspace, cybersecurity and the governance of the security sector;
− international and regional legal frameworks applicable to cyberspace;
− the application of international and regional standards;
− national cybersecurity strategies;
− promoting effective cooperation between the public and private sectors in cyberspace.