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Cyber Readiness Index Country Profiles

The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 (CRI 2.0) continues to have substantive policy impact on both countries and major international institutions since the publication of the methodology in November 2015. It 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.

Since the publication of the methodology, 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 are receiving international praise and countries and organizations are exploring ways to bring visibility to both the methodology and these country profiles in their regions.

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Cyber Readiness Index 2.0

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Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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Cyber Readiness Index Country Profiles Translated into Russian

 

The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 country profiles were translated into Russian by Digital.Report Analitica in partnership with the SecDev Foundation. Each report was showcased as part of a series entitled, ”Best practices in cybersecurity,” and they can be found here: https://digital.report/tag/kibergotovnost-2-0/. The translated reports were used by policy trainers in Central Asia and Eurasian countries to demonstrate comparative approaches to national cybersecurity regimes, and as 'best practice' models. Moreover, the CRI 2.0 is referenced as a capacity building resource on a roster that will be shared with national governments in Eurasia in the Fall of 2017.

 

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The Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 team developed a ground-breaking methodology, known as the CRI 2.0, to evaluate and measure a country’s preparedness levels for certain cybersecurity risks. The team of experts apply the CRI 2.0 to provide a compelling and actionable review of a country’s policies, plans, laws, standards, market levers (e.g., incentives and regulations), and other initiatives. The resulting actionable blueprint enables a country to better understand its Internet-infrastructure dependencies and vulnerabilities and assess its commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

The CRI 2.0 uses over seventy unique indicators across seven essential elements to discern operationally ready activities and identify areas for improvement in the following elements: national strategy, incident response, e-crime and law enforcement, information sharing, investment in R&D, diplomacy and trade, and defense and crisis response. Each of these essential elements, if pursued in tandem, can help a country develop a stronger security posture to defend against economic erosion from cyber insecurity. Each area of inquiry is assessed across three cyber readiness levels: fully operational, partially operational, or insufficient evidence. The results are averaged to create an overall readiness assessment per country.

The threat to each country’s networked systems and infrastructures is real and growing. Data breaches, criminal activity, service disruptions, and property destruction are becoming commonplace. The resources available to increase the resilience of a country’s infrastructure and decrease the exposure of the countries to damage, however, are finite. The CRI 2.0 offers a comprehensive, comparative, experience-based methodology to help national leaders chart a path toward a safer, more resilient digital future in a deeply cybered, competitive, and conflict- prone world.

The CRI 2.0 is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish and is being applied to 125 countries. While no country is cyber ready, there are countries that have developed effective mechanisms to achieve cyber readiness/preparedness and these programs and initiatives provide examples for other countries to learn from and possibly follow. As countries connect the next one to two billion people to the Internet and embrace next generation technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), the CRI 2.0 is a tool that can help identify and manage cybersecurity risks. The CRI 2.0 demonstrates how national security is closely intertwined with Internet connectivity and rapid adoption of ICT, which when secure, can lead to economic growth and prosperity.

For more information or to provide data to the CRI 2.0 methodology, please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Click to DownloadUnited States of America Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 (CRI 2.0) shows that few countries have aligned their digital agenda with their cyber security 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 builds on the Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 and provides a comprehensive, comparative, experience-based methodology to assess countries’ commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future. The country reports are based on over seventy unique indicators across seven essential elements to discern operationally ready activities and identify areas for improvement in the following categories: national strategy, incident response, e-crime and law enforcement, information sharing, investment in research and development (R&D), diplomacy and trade, and defense and crisis response.

As Melissa Hathaway, CRI leading author, explains: “the United States, like many other countries around the world, has yet to align its economic vision with its national security imperatives …”

According to the CRI 2.0 assessment, the United States is on a path to becoming cyber ready, and is currently partially operational in most of the seven CRI essential elements. As the United States continues to develop and update its economic (digital agenda) and national cyber security strategies, policies, and initiatives to reflect a more balanced approach that aligns its national economic visions with its national security priorities, updates to this country profile will reflect those changes and monitor, track, and evaluate substantive and notable improvements.

The CRI 2.0 methodology is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is currently being applied to 125 countries. The CRI country profiles of Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom are forthcoming.

Ms. Hathaway is a PIPS Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents. She led cybersecurity initiatives for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama until August 2009, when she left to establish Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC. The CRI team additionally includes Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing society. From these discussions, PIPS develops meaningful policy options and ensures their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

CRI Japan Profile PIPS 2Japan Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

CRI France Profile PIPS 2France Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

CRI Germany Profile PIPSGermany Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

CRI UK Profile PIPS 2United Kingdom Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

Click to DownloadItaly Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

Click to DownloadIndia Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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Principal Investigstor: Melissa Hathaway

Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

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Melissa Hathaway and Francesca Spidalieri 

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

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Melissa Hathaway, Francesca Spidalieri, and Fahad Alsowailm

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.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

Cybersecurity Report 2016: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?

In March 2016 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) called on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to step up their efforts on cybersecurity or face “potentially devastating” cyber attacks. Members of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Cyber Readiness Index team collaborated with IDB, OAS, and other academic and policy institutions to analyze the cyber preparedness of 32 OAS countries based on 42 indicators. It is the first significant examination of the level of preparedness against growing cyber threats in Latin America and the Caribbean based on two unique frameworks. http://csis.org/event/cybersecurity-report-2016-are-we-ready-latin-america-and-caribbean

  • Cybersecurity Report 2016: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Understanding Cybersecurity Capacity and Cyber Harm - Session 4

January 12, 2016, the CRI 2.0 was presented at the Oxford Martin School’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre’s conference on “Understanding Cyber security Capacity and Cyber Harm.” The link to the event is this: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/12-01-16-GCSCC-conf

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Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 Launch

On November 30, 2015 the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies launched the CRI 2.0. The successful launch featured an international panel of experts that discussed cyber security preparedness and the Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 methodology, results, and impact. The link to the event is this: http://www.potomacinstitute.org/featured-news/1928-the-cyber-readiness-index-2-0-a-baseline-and-an-index
 

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State of the States on Cyber Security

In a new report from the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, CRI 2.0 expert, Francesca Spidalieri, applies aspects of the CRI 2.0 methodology to review the cybersecurity efforts of state governments in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. These states provide a collective overview of sound approaches to “protect infrastructure, information, and operations.” http://pellcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Pell-Center-State-of-the-States-Report.pdf

Cybersecurity Report 2016: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?

In March 2016 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) called on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to step up their efforts on cybersecurity or face “potentially devastating” cyber attacks. Members of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Cyber Readiness Index team collaborated with IDB, OAS, and other academic and policy institutions to analyze the cyber preparedness of 32 OAS countries based on 42 indicators. It is the first significant examination of the level of preparedness against growing cyber threats in Latin America and the Caribbean based on two unique frameworks.

While the “2016 Cybersecurity Report: Are we ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?” recognized that countries in the LAC region are accelerating their focus on cybersecurity and moving it upwards on their policy and social agendas, it ultimately concluded that most LAC countries are unprepared for the security challenges of the digital age.

Cyber Readiness Index 2.0

The Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 team developed a ground-breaking methodology, known as the CRI 2.0, to evaluate and measure a country’s preparedness levels for certain cybersecurity risks. The team of experts apply the CRI 2.0 to provide a compelling and actionable review of a country’s policies, plans, laws, standards, market levers (e.g., incentives and regulations), and other initiatives. The resulting actionable blueprint enables a country to better understand its Internet-infrastructure dependencies and vulnerabilities and assess its commitment and maturity to closing the gap between its current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support its digital future.

The CRI 2.0 uses over seventy unique indicators across seven essential elements to discern operationally ready activities and identify areas for improvement in the following elements: national strategy, incident response, e-crime and law enforcement, information sharing, investment in R&D, diplomacy and trade, and defense and crisis response. Each of these essential elements, if pursued in tandem, can help a country develop a stronger security posture to defend against economic erosion from cyber insecurity. Each area of inquiry is assessed across three cyber readiness levels: fully operational, partially operational, or insufficient evidence. The results are averaged to create an overall readiness assessment per country.

The threat to each country’s networked systems and infrastructures is real and growing. Data breaches, criminal activity, service disruptions, and property destruction are becoming commonplace. The resources available to increase the resilience of a country’s infrastructure and decrease the exposure of the countries to damage, however, are finite. The CRI 2.0 offers a comprehensive, comparative, experience-based methodology to help national leaders chart a path toward a safer, more resilient digital future in a deeply cybered, competitive, and conflict- prone world.

The CRI 2.0 is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish and is being applied to 125 countries. While no country is cyber ready, there are countries that have developed effective mechanisms to achieve cyber readiness/preparedness and these programs and initiatives provide examples for other countries to learn from and possibly follow. As countries connect the next one to two billion people to the Internet and embrace next generation technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), the CRI 2.0 is a tool that can help identify and manage cybersecurity risks. The CRI 2.0 demonstrates how national security is closely intertwined with Internet connectivity and rapid adoption of ICT, which when secure, can lead to economic growth and prosperity.

For more information or to provide data to the CRI 2.0 methodology, please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

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Senior Fellow Melissa Hathaway was quoted in an article from SC Magazine UK entitled “France Unveils Cyber Command in Response to 'New Era in Warfare'

 

Senior Fellow Melissa Hathaway was quoted in an article from SC Magazine UK entitled “France unveils cyber command in response to 'new era in warfare' .” Ms. Hathaway commented on the importance of France’s creation of Cybercom for cyber preparedness:

“In 2011, France declared that it would become a world cyber power and has been making investments to achieve that goal ever since,” she said. “This includes strengthening the authorities of ANSSI and establishing a Cyber Defence General Officer with associated operational units (the beginning of Cyber Command).”

Read the full piece here .

France Cyber Readiness at a Glance,” is 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.

Ms. Hathaway is a PIPS Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents. She led cybersecurity initiatives for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama until August 2009, when she left to establish Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC. The CRI team additionally includes Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) May 5, 2016

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“Action Line C5 (Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs) – National Cybersecurity Strategies for Sustainable Development”

Event Synopsis: Building and ensuring trust in cyberspace is top of mind for global leaders, and reinforcing collaboration among the various stakeholders is key to achieving all of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in September 2015. In particular, universal and affordable access to ICTs was recognized as pivotal for bringing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda forward. Increased ICT uptake and Internet connectivity, however, is not sufficient, let alone sustainable, if the underlying infrastructure and the devices connected to it are not safe and secure.

The WSIS Outcome Review Process, which culminated in the adoption of the “Outcome document of the High-Level meeting of the UN General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society” in December 2015, reiterated the importance of Building Confidence and Security in the use of ICTs. It further recognized the challenges that countries, in particular developing countries, face in building confidence and security and called for renewed focus in capacity building and awareness raising among users of ICTs, particularly among the poorest and most vulnerable.

This session brought together various stakeholders to discuss how comprehensive national cybersecurity strategies at an early connectivity stage are an essential first step for a successful transition to a safe and sustainable digital ecosystem, and what the role of the different players within a country should and can be in that process.

Formal remarks as given by Melissa Hathaway, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

 

 

What Trump Can Do About Cybersecurity

What Trump Can Do About Cybersecurity by Melissa E. Hathaway; November 30, 2016; https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-30/what-trump-can-do-about-cybersecurity

 https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-30/what-trump-can-do-about-cybersecurity

 

International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2016

International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2016: Enhancing Cooperation Across Digital Borders.  PANEL ONE: "Preparing Nations to be Cyber Ready" Moderated by Melissa Hathaway. https://msfs.georgetown.edu/cyberproject/international-conference-on-cyber-engagement-2016

 

 

PANEL ONE: "PREPARING NATIONS TO BE CYBER READY" from Georgetown SFS on Vimeo.

 

 

The United States Cyber Readiness at a Glance

Click to DownloadWashington, 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.

The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 (CRI 2.0) shows that few countries have aligned their digital agenda with their cyber security 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 builds on the Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 and provides a comprehensive, comparative, experience-based methodology to assess countries’ commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future. The country reports are based on over seventy unique indicators across seven essential elements to discern operationally ready activities and identify areas for improvement in the following categories: national strategy, incident response, e-crime and law enforcement, information sharing, investment in research and development (R&D), diplomacy and trade, and defense and crisis response.

As Melissa Hathaway, CRI leading author, explains: “the United States, like many other countries around the world, has yet to align its economic vision with its national security imperatives …”

According to the CRI 2.0 assessment, the United States is on a path to becoming cyber ready, and is currently partially operational in most of the seven CRI essential elements. As the United States continues to develop and update its economic (digital agenda) and national cyber security strategies, policies, and initiatives to reflect a more balanced approach that aligns its national economic visions with its national security priorities, updates to this country profile will reflect those changes and monitor, track, and evaluate substantive and notable improvements.

The CRI 2.0 methodology is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is currently being applied to 125 countries. The CRI country profiles of Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom are forthcoming.

Ms. Hathaway is a PIPS Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents. She led cybersecurity initiatives for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama until August 2009, when she left to establish Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC. The CRI team additionally includes Chris Demchak, Jason Kerben, Jennifer McArdle, and Francesca Spidalieri.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing society. From these discussions, PIPS develops meaningful policy options and ensures their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

For media inquiries please contact: CyberReadinessIndex2.0@potomacinstitute.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CyberReadyIndex

Japan Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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   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.

 

 

 

 

 

France Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Italy Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

India Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Netherlands Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cyber Readiness at a Glance

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyber Readiness Index Country Profiles Translated into Russian

 

The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 country profiles were translated into Russian by Digital.Report Analitica in partnership with the SecDev Foundation. Each report was showcased as part a series entitled, ”Best practices in cybersecurity,” and they can be found here: https://digital.report/tag/kibergotovnost-2-0/. The translated reports were used by policy trainers in Central Asia and Eurasian countries to demonstrate comparative approaches to national cybersecurity regimes, and as 'best practice' models. Moreover, the CRI 2.0 is referenced as a capacity building resource on a roster that will be shared with national governments in Eurasia in the Fall of 2017.

 

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JennyMcArdleS Jennifer McArdle is a Fellow in the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Her academic research focuses on cyber warfare, information warfare, and Asian geopolitics. She is currently a PhD candidate at King’s College London in the War Studies department.

Publications:

"Why the U.S. -China Cyber Spying Ban Will Inevitably Fail,” The National Interest (November 1, 2015)

"Hardware Security in the U.S.-Indian Cyber Dialogue,” The National Interest (June 30, 2014)

“Rethinking Property in the Digital Era,’’ The National Interest (May 5, 2014)

“Indo-U.S. Cybersecurity Cooperation,’’ Seminar Magazine (March 1, 2014)

Jason Kerben is a subject-matter expert on the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Cyber Readiness Index project. He also serves as senior advisor to multiple Departments and Agencies in matters related to information security and cyber security. In particular, he focuses on legal and regulatory regimes that impact an organization’s mission. He develops methodologies and approaches to assess and manage cyber security risk and advises on the implementation of continuous diagnostics and mitigation, training and awareness, incident detection, and contingency planning.
Francesca Spidalieri is a subject-matter expert at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’Cyber Readiness Index Project. She also serves as a Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership at the Pell Center, at Salve Regina University. Her academic research and publications have focused on cyber leadership development, cyber risk management, cyber education and awareness, and cyber security workforce development. She has published a Pell Center report, entitled “State of the States on Cybersecurity,” that applies the Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 at the US State level.

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,”

Demchak 2011s Chris Demchak is a subject-matter expert on the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Cyber Readiness Index project. Her research areas are digital resilience, cyber conflict and the structures and risks of cyber space. She designed a digitized organization model known as “Atrium” that helps large enterprises respond to and accommodate surprises in their systems. She is also the author of Wars of Disruption and Resilience: Cybered Conflict, Power and National Security.

Publications:

Comfort, Louis, Boin, Arjen, and Demchack, Chris. "Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extremem Events" (University of Pittsburgh, September 2010).

Demchack, Chis. "Wars of Disruption and Resilience: Cybered Conflict, Power, and National Security" (September, 2011)

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity. She serves as a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Regents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and is a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She also is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada and was appointed to the Global Commission for Internet Governance (Bildt Commission). She served in two Presidential administrations where she spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barak Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush. She developed a unique methodology for evaluating and measuring the level of preparedness for certain cybersecurity risks, known as the Cyber Readiness Index. She publishes regularly on cybersecurity matters affecting companies and countries.

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.

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