Impact Dissemination

Community Building

Through its work, the GCSCC has built networks of collaborators, partners, stakeholders and friends in the global community. Its members regularly attend events and conferences around the world and are invited to speak on panels, to contribute and co-organise workshops, and present academic papers across the world.

The GCSCC also has been contributing on a regular basis to the Global Conferences on Cyber Space, the Global and Regional Internet Governance Forums, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, ITU Cyber Drills and the GFCE Meetings. Additionally, members have presented and organised workshops at conferences and events such as the OAS CIO Summit, the Cybersecurity Summer BootCamp 2020, RightsCon, the Commonwealth ICT Ministers Meetings, the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Cybersecurity Symposium, the George C Marshall Centre’s Program on Cyber Security Studies, as well as at events of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Chatham House.

See list of past events

Research Contributions

The Capacity Centre collects valuable data from stakeholders across various geographical regions, including from public and private sectors and civil society. Such data allows the GCSCC to produce diverse outputs and drive the advancement of the cybersecurity capacity research community in a range of disciplines, including Internet science, government policy, sociology, international law and cybersecurity. Contributions take many forms including academic journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters and the release of discussion and policy papers.

In the GCSCC’s early years, the CMM provided the community with new concepts and approaches for thinking about cybersecurity capacity, rethinking awareness campaigns and conceptualising the idea of a cybersecurity mind-set and the harms associated with failures in cybersecurity. More recently the GCSCC’s research has expanded to include empirical outputs, such as a study of awareness campaigns in Africa, as well as quantitative empirical research that uses existing datasets available from the ITU, WEF and others. This has allowed the GCSCC to present concrete results on the impact of cybersecurity capacity.

You can see a full list of Publications here.

The Centre’s work has also been acknowledged and referenced in third-party publications, from policy papers to the media. Here is the latest list:


Ben Naseir M.A., Dogan H., Apeh E., Richardson C., Ali R. (2019) Contextualising the National Cyber Security Capacity in an Unstable Environment: A Spring Land Case Study. In: Rocha Á., Adeli H., Reis L., Costanzo S. (eds) New Knowledge in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST'19 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 930. Springer, Cham. Crossref DOI link:


de Barros, Martina,Jennifer Zucule, and Horst Lazarek. 2019. A conceptual model for the development of cybersecurity capacity in mozambique. European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (07): 623-632,XIII, (accessed June 5, 2020).


Crespo L., Wanner B., Ghernaouti S. (2018) Cybersecurity Capacity Building: A Swiss Approach. In: Bartsch M., Frey S. (eds) Cybersecurity Best Practices. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden


Patino, Alexis Mauricio Serna, and Diana Patricia Giraldo Ramirez. "A technological analysis of Colombia's cybersecurity capacity: a systemic perspective from an organizational point of view/Analisis de la capacidad de ciberseguridad para la dimension tecnologica en Colombia: una mirada sistemica desde la organizacion/Analise da capacidade de seguranca cibernetica para a dimensao tecnologica na Colombia: uma visao sistemica da organizacao." Revista Ingenieria Solidaria 15, no. 28 (2019): 1f+. Gale OneFile: Informe Académico (accessed June 5, 2020).


DiploFoundation – Cybersecurity in the Western Balkans: Policy gaps and cooperation opportunities


GFCE – Assess national cybersecurity capacity using a maturity model


Global Partners Digital – Multi-stakeholder Approaches To National Cybersecurity Strategy Development:


Global Public Policy Institute – Advancing Cybersecurity Capacity Building – Implementing a Principle-Based Approach -


ITU Index of Cybersecurity Indices 2017


National Cyber Security Status for the year 2017


Rand Europe - Developing Cybersecurity Capacity: A proof-of-concept implementation guide


UNSECO Internet Universality Indicators – recommended resources:


Norwegian Institute of International Affairs – Cyber Security Capacity Building: Developing Access


Oceania Cyber Security Centre – The Regional Threat: Coordinating a better response


Global Partners Digital –  Toolkit for inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking. Repository of good practices in developing inclusive an National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS)


Jamaica National Cyber Security Strategy

Digital Vulnerabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries: Niels Nagelhus Schia and Ole Johan Willers in  W. Leal Filho et al (eds.), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals,


Exploring Critical Success Factors For Cybersecurity In Bhutan’s Government Organization


Motives behind Cyber Security Strategy Development: A Literature Review of National Cyber Security Strategy 


A study on the Development for the National Cybersecurity Capability Assessment Criteria Bae, Sunha; Park, Sangdon; Kim, So Jeong;


Perceptions of Cybersecurity in Government Organizations: Case Study of Bhutan


The cyber frontier and digital pitfalls in the Global South


Using an Assurance Case Framework to Develop Security Strategy and Policies


Stay the course: Why Trump must build on Obama’s cybersecurity policy


Politics of Cybersecurity Capacity Building: Conundrum and Opportunity


Combating Cyber Threats: CSIRTs and Fostering International Cooperation on Cybersecurity


Strategies of Cyber Crisis Management: Lessons from the Approaches of Estonia and the United Kingdom

CTO – Cybersecurity Resources -


Cyber Today: OCSC "The Regional Threat: Coordinating a better response


Data Center Dynamics - Oxford Takes The Wraps Off New Cybersecurity Website -


ENISA National Capabilites Assessment Framework


Euro Security - Building cybersecurity capacity: essential new resource for decision-makers


GFCE Annual Meeting 2020 Report   report-gfce-annual-v-meeting-2020.pdf


GFCE Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC)


GFCE Initiative: Progressing Cybersecurity in Senegal and West Africa -


GFCE Initiative: Assessing and Developing Cybersecurity Capability -


GFCE National Strategies. Interviews behind the cover


GIT Security - Building cybersecurity capacity: essential new resource for decision-makers


Globe News Wire - Oxford Capacity Building Portal Supports the Global Fight Against Cybercrime   


Harvard Business Review - The Flaws in Obama’s Cybersecurity Initiative -


Info Security Magazine New portal will coordinate international cyber security initiatives -


MITRE Cyber Strategy Development & Implementation Framework (version 4.0)


NATO Industry Cyber Partnership -


Network Asia - Oxford portal to help coordinate global efforts in cybersecurity -


Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research - Cybersecurity Capacity Portal – Call for Correspondents


TEQ News Online - Building cybersecurity capacity: essential new resource for decision-makers -


UK Commonwealth Chair-in-Office report 2018 to 2020: delivery of Commonwealth Summit commitments


UK Prosperity Fund annual report 2019 to 2020


UK National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 progress report