Online Privacy and Personal Data Protection

Challenges for Africa

Capacity Building on Cybersecurity continues in Africa

The African Union Workshop on Cyber-Strategy, Cyber-Legislation and Setting up CERTs

Strengthening Incident Response Capabilities in the Americas

Using P3s to Build Cybersecurity Capacity

In Latin America and the Caribbean

Cyber capacity-building in the Indo-Pacific

A region marked by diversity

Interview: Mr. David Koh

Commissioner of Cybersecurity for Singapore and Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference

A joint cooperation that gets better with age

European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG)

To serve the rule of law

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Towards Global Cyber Capacity Building implementation

GFCE Triple-I

Improving justified trust in the internet, together


Mr. Moctar Yedaly

It is a pleasure welcoming you on behalf of the Editorial Board to this Fifth

issue of Global Cyber Expertise Magazine! A joint initiative of the Global Forum on

Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the African Union Commission (AUC), the European Union

(EU) and, the Organization of American States (OAS).

This fifth edition presents successful experiences and initiatives from the

Americas, Africa and Europe on matters related to Cyber expertise.

From the Americas, two initiatives have caught our attention. The first one

is a shining example of public private partnership between the Organization of

American States and Florida International University to support the development of

national cybersecurity workforce. The experience is being emulated by all countries

of the region to cultivate cyber talent.

The second initiative is related to the organization of Summer Bootcamps to

build capacities of States in monitoring and reacting to cyber-attacks as well as

enhancing cooperation and exchange of information among Computer Security

Incidents Response Teams (CSIRTs) in the region.

As for Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC) recently shared an

overview of the continent’s guidelines on Personal Data and Privacy Protection

which was prepared in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC). The AUC also

organized two workshops aiming at providing African Experts and Diplomats with

the appropriate knowledge to prepare and adopt National Cybersecurity Strategies

and Cyber legislations as well as the requirements for setting up and managing

National CERTs/CIRTS.

The article about Europe provide an overview of the European Cybercrime

Training and Education Group (ECTEG) capacity building programs on computer

crime investigations. The programs target mainly enhancing the capacities and

effectiveness of law enforcement authorities of the Euro zone for better serving the

rule of law.

From the Asia and Pacific region, the Editorial Board selected an article

with an analysis of the 2017 Cyber Maturity report wherein huge disparities on

Cybersecurity readiness existed among the countries in the region.

Regarding international cooperation efforts to combat cybercrime, the

Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) introduced the 6th edition of

the Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference to be held in this year Singapore

which aims at expanding opportunities for cross-border partnerships in fighting

cybercrime. The Editorial Board could not miss the opportunity to mention the adoption

of the Delhi Communiqué following which the GFCE community agreed on

five priorities and actions to strengthen global cyber capacities and enhance

multistakeholder cyber dialogues.

We hope you will enjoy the fifth edition of the Global Cyber Expertise Magazine

and we look forward to receiving your feedback and comments.

On behalf of the Editorial Board.


Editorial Board

Manon van Tienhoven (GFCE)

Belisario Contreras (OAS)

Panagiota-Nayia Barmpaliou (EU)

Souhila Amazouz (AU)

Guest editors

Sophia Nesir

Moctar Yedaly

Diego Subero

Brian Fonseca

Randy Pestana

Bart Hogeveen

David Koh

Maria Sanchez

Yves Vandermeer

Maarten Botterman

Artwork & design

Ivonne Vivanco (OAS)

Chief editor (rotating)

Souhila Amazouz (AUC)


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The opinions expressed in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of te AU, EU, GFCE or OAS or the countries they comprise of.