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Information and communication technology (ICT) is integral to national and global development because it facilitates innovation and economic growth. The dependency of governments, organizations, businesses, and individuals on ICT, as well as the ever-increasing interdependence of digital devices within countries and the growing network connections with the digital systems of other countries, has made countries vulnerable to cybercrime. In view of that, cybercrime can adversely impact national security, international security, and the global economy. Because of its impact on security and the economy, the protection of ICT is considered to be of paramount importance nationally and internationally. Accordingly, countries worldwide have published strategies delineating how ICT will be protected from cybercrime and cybercriminals. This Module critically examines these strategies, and the tools used to assess these strategies and countries' cyber-related security and crime prevention efforts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss Internet governance and identify and assess Internet principles, tensions in the realization of these principles, and barriers to universal Internet governance
  • Describe the basic features of cybersecurity strategies and differentiate between cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention strategies
  • Explain and evaluate the objectives and lifecycle of national cybersecurity strategies
  • Identify, examine, and evaluate frameworks for international cooperation on cybersecurity matters
  • Assess national and international efforts to enhance countries' cybersecurity posture
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