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.

Legal Framework

Legislation

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

Views on International Law

Official sources designed to outline State positions towards application of international law to cyberspace.

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.