The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), hosted within the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, is an international centre for research on cybersecurity capacity building.
The research carried out by the Centre aims to understand and measure cybersecurity capacity maturity across five main dimensions:
- devising cyber policy and cyber defence;
- encouraging responsible cyber culture within society;
- building cyber skills into the workforce and leadership;
- creating effective legal and regulatory frameworks; and
- controlling risks through technology and processes.
The Centre is also working on developing a model for understanding the negative effects generated by a lack of cybersecurity capacity among nations, and how these effects can be reduced.
Through its activities, the GCSCC aims to assist governments and the private sector in the self-assessment, benchmarking, adoption and implementation of policies and practices in the area of cybersecurity.
The Centre has partnered with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise to launch a cybersecurity capacity portal, which functions as a platform for sharing information, experiences and best practices related to cybersecurity capacity building. The content made available via this portal is structured around: cybersecurity issues and threats, regions, and capacity dimensions. The portal is aimed to contribute to building cybersecurity capacity among policy makers and others with responsibilities in this area.