Glossary

State Profiles

Cybersecurity Policy 

Strategy Documents
Official documents designed to outline State positions, policies, and strategies to address cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related matters.

Implementation Frameworks
Execution plans adopted by States to achieve their national cyber policy objectives. This includes guideline documents as well as standards frameworks at the State level.

Structure

National Centre or Responsible Agency
The primary nodal entity responsible for formulating and/or implementing the cyber policy of the State.

Key Positions
Key positions pertinent to the cyber policy of the State (or aspects thereof) and its implementation.

Dedicated Agencies and Departments
The agencies, ministries, departments, and other entities (and their subdivisions) tasked with responsibilities relating to the support and implementation of the cyber policy of the State.

National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) or Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
The designated response team responsible for responding to cybersecurity threats and incidents at the State level.

In Progress or Proposed
Proposed initiatives concerning the cyber policy apparatus of the State.

Legal Framework

Legislation
Legal instruments in force relating to the national cyber policy of the State.

In Progress or Proposed
Proposed legislation in this area.

Cooperation

Multilateral Agreements
International treaties relating to cyber policy matters.

UN Processes
Key dialogues and policy processes related to cyber policy matters, under the United Nations framework.

Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation
Legally binding and non-legally binding agreements, dialogues, exercises, etc., related to cyber policy matters that the State has entered into with another State and/or States.

Select Activities
Select activities and other engagement efforts related to cyber policy matters undertaken by the State, that do not fall in any of the above-mentioned categories.

Membership
Membership to intergovernmental organizations.


Organization Profiles

About

Member States
States members of the regional, sub-regional or multilateral organization.

Policy

Strategy Documents
Official documents of the intergovernmental organization designed to outline the policy plans, priorities, and principles in cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related matters.

Other Documents
Guideline documents that lay out common approaches, frameworks, best practices etc. pertaining to cyber policy.

Communications
Statements distributed by organizations and/or organizational agencies outlining positions, commitments, action plans, obligations etc. in the area of cyber policy.

Structure

Specialized Agencies
The official nodal agencies within the organization established or proposed to be established and designated with responsibilities for supporting processes related to cyber policy matters.

Key Positions
Key positions pertinent to the cyber policy of the organization (or aspects thereof) and its implementation.

Legislation

Regulations and Directives
Rules and guidelines agreed upon by the organization related to cyber policy matters.

Cooperation

Meetings
Conferences and dialogues related to cyber policy matters carried out by the regional, sub-regional or multilateral organization.

Activities
Joint exercises, training programs, and other initiatives related to cyber policy matters undertaken by the organization.

External Cooperation
Legally binding and non-legally binding agreement(s) and initiatives related to cyber policy matters undertaken by the organization with non-member States and other organizations.