Cyber Readiness Index Country Profiles

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Japan Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “Japan Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the second of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of Japan’s cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and follows a similar report on the United States' commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

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United States Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “United States Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the first of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This first report provides an extensive analysis of the United States’ cyber security-related efforts and capabilities.

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France Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “France Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the third of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of France's cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and follows similar reports of other G7 countries evaluating their commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Germany Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “Germany Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the fourth of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of Germany's cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and follows similar reports of other G7 countries evaluating their commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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United Kingdom Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “United Kingdom Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the fifth of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of the United Kingdom's cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and follows similar reports of other G7 countries evaluating their commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

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Italy Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “Italy Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the sixth of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of Italian cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and follows similar reports of other G7 countries evaluating their commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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India Cyber Readiness at a Glance

 Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the “India Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the seventh of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of Indian cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and evaluates the country's commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington, D.C. / The Hague – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) and the Dutch Government are pleased to announce the release of “The Netherlands Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” the latest study in a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides the most in-depth analysis to date of the Netherlands’ current cyber security posture and its efforts to strengthen the country’s security and resilience in the face of emerging ICT threats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington, D.C. – The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is pleased to announce the release of the "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cyber Readiness at a Glance," the ninth of a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides an extensive analysis of Saudi Arabia's cyber security-related efforts and capabilities, and evaluates the country's commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

This profile has now been translated into Arabic. Click here to download the Arabic translation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyber Readiness Team

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cyber security. She served in two US presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. Today, she is a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Re-gents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She is also a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, a non-resident Research Fellow at the Kos-ciuszko Institute in Poland, and she is President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, her own consultancy. Melissa developed a unique methodology for evaluating and measuring national levels of preparedness for certain cyber security risks, known as the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI). The CRI methodology is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is being applied to 125 countries. The CRI country profiles of France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States can be found at the following link: http://www.potomacinstitute.org/academic-centers/cyber-readiness-index.  

Having served on the board of directors for two public companies and three non-profit organizations, and as a strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies, Melissa brings a unique combination of policy and technical expertise, as well as board room experience to help others better understand the intersection of government policy, devel-oping technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field. She publishes regularly on cyber security matters affecting companies and countries. Most of her articles can be found at the following website: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/experts/2132/melissa_hathaway.html

Publications:

July 25, 2014

"Taking Control of Our Cyber Future"

Journal Article, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age and John Stewart

In our current state of cybersecurity, breach, crime, disruption, and destruction are growing in unacceptable ways. Key indicators suggest that we are not making enough progress and in fact, are possibly going backwards. This paper proposed four actions to start taking right now.


June 11, 2014

Cybersecurity: Are You Winning or Losing?

Media Feature

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age

Melissa Hathaway gave an overview of the latest developments in cybersecurity from a US and then global perspective—and discussed what is at stake for companies and nations at a Centre for International Governance Innovation Policy Forum.

 

February 2014

"Advanced Research Workshop Findings"

Book Chapter

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age

This chapter informs NATO cyber defense policy and presents operators and decision-makers with genuine tools and expert advice for computer network defense, incident detection, and incident response.

 

February 2014

Best Practices in Computer Network Defense: Incident Detection and Response

Book

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age

The cyber security of vital infrastructure and services has become a major concern for countries worldwide. The members of NATO are no exception, and they share a responsibility to help the global community to strengthen its cyber defenses against malicious cyber activity. This book presents 10 papers and 21 specific findings from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Best Practices in Computer Network Defense (CND): Incident Detection and Response", held in Geneva, Switzerland, in September 2013.

 

Francesca Spidalieri is the co-principal investigator on the Cyber Readiness Index Project at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She also serves as the Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership at the Pell Center, at Salve Regina University, as a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute, and as 2017 Transatlantic Digital Debates Fellow at New America and at the Global Public Policy Institute. Her academic research and publications focus on cyber leadership development, cyber risk management, cyber education, and cyber security workforce develop-ment. In 2015, she published a report, entitled State of the States on Cybersecurity, that applies the Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 at the US state level. All her additional studies and academic articles can be found at the following link: http://pellcenter.org/cyber-leadership/

Publications:

"State of the States on Cyber Security,"

"One Leader at a Time: The Failure to Educate Future Leaders for an Age of Persistent Cyber Threat,"

"Joint Professional Military Education Institutions in an Age of Cyber Threat,"

Professionalization of Cybersecurity: A Path to Universal Standards and Status,”

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow and Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) principal investigator Melissa Hathaway spoke at the United Nations University (UNU) Headquarters in Tokyo as a part of their Conversation Series. The UNU Conversation Series gives experts, scholars, and world leaders a platform to share their personal insights into key issues in their fields. Melissa Hathaway’s conversation, “The Future of Cybersecurity,” with Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director of the UNU Center for Policy Research, explores how a framework for universal cybersecurity norms could be achieved.

Leading cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway spoke about the immediate and future threats to country critical services and infrastructures and the Internet economy.  She knows the challenges and requirements to become Cyber Ready at the national level.  She is the developer of a unique methodology for evaluating and measuring the level of preparedness for certain cybersecurity risks, known as the Cyber Readiness Index. The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 (CRI 2.0) shows that few countries have aligned their digital agenda with their cybersecurity agenda, and seeks to incentivize this alignment by bringing attention to each country’s Internet-infrastructure dependencies and vulnerabilities, and the national economic erosion caused by cyber insecurity.  The CRI 2.0 is the only methodology publicly available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is viewed by countries, international institutions, think tanks, researchers, and corporations as a balanced resource that could be utilized to evaluate and measure cyber preparedness at national, regional, and local levels.

The CRI 2.0 methodology continues to gain global recognition with the publication of each detailed country profile.  Since the publication of the methodology in 2015, nine country profiles have been published for France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These profiles draw attention to each country’s level of cyber preparedness and highlight unique approaches toward becoming Cyber Ready.

Melissa Hathaway serves as a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents. She led cybersecurity initiatives for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and is President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC.

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