Cybersecurity: A National Strategic Issue

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IT4Sec Reports, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Number 108, Sofia (2013)


Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, cybersecurity strategy, cyberspace, IT4Sec reports, Risk, vulnerability


The modern information and communication age brought a complex of interdependencies among infrastructures that are essential for society and led to an exponential growth of vulnerabilities and risks. Hence, security of cyberspace turned into one of the most important challenges of Twenty first century, while cybersecurity is already seen as a cross-cutting, strategic national issue that impacts all societal levels. National cybersecurity strategies are expected to provide answers to the novel challenges and to guarantee security of cyberspace. This report provides analysis available national cyber strategies that allows identification of good practices and remaining gaps. For Member States of the European Union it is important to synchronize their national strategies with the EU strategy for cybersecurity.