Assessing National Cyber Readiness

Increased Internet connectivity and digital technologies can be a powerful enabler of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development, but only if the underlying infrastructure and devices are safe and secure. While most countries have started to launch broad digital strategies to realize the full potential of the Internet economy and stimulate economic growth, innovation, and modernization, few of them have devised comprehensive national cybersecurity strategies and regulatory frameworks to achieve both the economic growth and the national security goals they are seeking. Francesca Spidalieri will discuss the importance of being "cyber ready" and how countries can identify, assess, and manage national-level cybersecurity risks.