A donor coordination meeting was organised in Tbilisi by the Georgian Data Exchange Agency (DEA) and the British Embassy to discuss the 3rd National Strategy for Cyber Security, the DEA reported on 27 November.
The process of developing the strategy and its action plan is currently in its final stages and these documents were discussed at the meeting by all the relevant stakeholders, both public and private sector and donor organisations.
The 3rd National Strategy for Cyber Security of Georgia will cover the period 2020-2022. Development of the strategy began last year, after several months of active preparatory work by the Data Exchange Agency, with the support of a research-assessment visit from the Oxford University GCSCC (the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre). This organisation is one of the leading international research centres in cyber security and has already assessed the level of development of cyber security in many countries.
Together with the British partners, Georgia’s cyber security strengths, weaknesses, existing threats, ways of investigating threats and vulnerabilities were identified, and specific recommendations were developed.
“The 3rd National Strategy Document on Cyber Security is based on the challenges our country is facing,” said DEA Chairman Nikoloz Gagnidze. “Approaches to achieve and maintain high levels of cyber security are changing rapidly as technology evolves, that is why we need to keep pace and have a document that fits the modern situation.”
“In the process of developing the strategy we took into consideration the interests of both private and public agencies, as well as the recommendations and best practices of our foreign partners,” Gagnidze added.