Strategic and Implementation Partners
Critical to the success and impact of the GCSCC’s portfolio of work has been the engagement of a number of capacity-building strategic partners that have directly supported the development and deployment of the CMM across the world. These strategic partnerships have allowed the project to reach over 110 deployments (including reiterations) in the first six years of operations; and, in addition, have helped to inform the prioritisation and development of cybersecurity around the world. The collaboration with the World Bank, Organization of American States (OAS), Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has assisted the GCSCC to test and ultimately consider the results of the application of the CMM, positively impacting cybersecurity capacity around the world.
In order to ensure that all nations around the world have access to the expertise required to complete a CMM assessment, the GCSCC also works with a number of implementation partners that function as force multipliers. They help to expand the reach of the project and utilise their own extensive expertise to support the cybersecurity capacity building work. To date, the GCSCC has worked with NRD Cyber Security, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the German development agency GIZ, and continues to create new partnerships as opportunities arise.
The establishment, reach and impact of the GCSCC have been made possible by the support of the Centre’s research sponsors. Since the Centre’s inception, generous investments have included seed and continued core project funding from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, as well as from the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the State Government of Victoria, Australia; and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).
These investments have enabled the deployment of the CMM to countries around the world and undoubtedly accelerated the GCSCC’s research, both theoretical and applied. These fundings has also allowed the GCSCC to expand its global engagement through initiatives such as the knowledge sharing platform the Cybersecurity Capacity Portal and its successor CYBIL.