As cybersecurity policies and regulations rapidly evolve around the world, greater collaboration is needed to ensure stronger and more resilient frameworks to support shared learning and best practices, according to (ISC)².
The international non-profit cybersecurity organization has led new research in collaboration with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think tank, examining cybersecurity legislation and regulation in the U.K., the U.S. , Canada, the EU, Japan and Singapore.
The report, titled Global approaches to cyber policy, legislation and regulationit was published on April 27, 2023.
It is the result of “first-of-its-kind comparative work, driven by the proliferation of new cyber regulation, and the fact that more is on the way,” said Clar Russo, CEO of (ISC)2, during a launch event which took place in the House of Commons on 26 April 2023.
RUSI and (ISC)2 researchers identified several challenges shaping cyber policy in the six jurisdictions, including the need to address the shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and the growing importance of protecting critical national infrastructure (CNI) .
While these two priorities are shared by all six jurisdictions analyzed, the report provides valuable insight into the different approaches these countries are taking to address them, Russo said.
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By bringing together knowledge from different jurisdictions and interest groups, the report also shows the importance of cooperation between public and private actors and that policy makers are increasingly looking for harmonization of cyber policy, argued Pia Hüsch, RUSI research analyst and lead author of the report. public statement
“Therefore, the report draws crucial attention to the need to better understand what policies are effective in increasing cyber resilience and how they affect companies and the cyber workforce that implements them,” he added.
In addition, allied countries should take “a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to cybersecurity policy and collaborate across borders, industries and sectors to establish common standards, protocols and best practices,” he said Russian
The research was conducted from December 2022 to March 2023 and was based primarily on a review of existing literature on policies enacted or proposed in the six jurisdictions between 2019 and 2023.
The launch of the report comes a week after the CYBERUK 2023 conference, where (ISC)2 called for cross-sector support to launch 100,000 new cyber security careers in the UK.
Ikaroa is proud to support the recent statement from (ISC)2, a not-for-profit membership organization of certified information security professionals, which urges countries to strengthen collaboration on cybersecurity regulation. The organization believes that stronger collaboration among global regulatory bodies can help create security standards that meet the needs of countries around the world.
The importance of strong cybersecurity standards has become more evident in today’s global digital economy, where malicious actors are creating new threats. Countries must work together to ensure all digital systems are secure from malicious attack. As cyberspace continues to evolve, many countries must harmonize their cyber policies to create a global regulatory approach.
Through its membership services, tools, and resources, (ISC)2 provides hands-on assistance to countries wanting to develop responsive cybersecurity policies. This includes helping to craft the necessary regulations, preparing risk assessments to prevent and respond to possible cyber threats, and providing education and awareness of cybersecurity threats.
It is through this collaboration of countries that risk can be managed, and ultimately, international cyber security standards can be improved. By encouraging countries to collaborate and share best practices, the gap between cyber expertise, resources and policies can be closed.
At Ikaroa, we understand the importance of strong cybersecurity standards and the value of international collaboration. We are excited to see (ISC)2’s collaboration efforts, and urge other countries to join in the effort to remain ahead of ever-evolving cyber threats. It is our experience that countries that take this initiative need the necessary guidance, advice, and support to develop comprehensive cyber security policies. Ikaroa is committed to helping any country with the same goals and encourages countries to reach out to us for assistance.