EU External Cyber Capacity Building training for Asia-Pacific

On 6-8 June, the sixth EU CyberNet conducted training on EU External Cyber Capacity Building for the personnel of EU delegations will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.

The main goal of the 3-day training is to help EU Delegations in the Asia-Pacific region to understand key concepts of cyber policies, in order to prepare and run cyber-related capacity building actions – to formulate, design, deliver or support cyber capacity building interventions in the cyber resilience, fight against cybercrime, and cyber diplomacy, based on tested methods, tools and approaches. The course will consider what kinds of cyber engagement may be suitable in relevant regions and how existing programming may contribute to addressing this challenge.

The training for the Asia-Pacific in Bangkok will be the sixth course delivered by EU CyberNet project. The Second Training took place in April 2022 in Istanbul and covered EU Delegations from EU neighborhoods and enlargement process countries. In September the Third Training took place in Nairobi, Kenya for 16 delegations from Sub-Saharan Africa. The feedback from the training has been very positive, 96% of participants in the Nairobi course assessed that the course met their expectations and they would recommend the training to their colleagues. The Fourth Training was delivered in the end of 2022 for the Latin America and Caribbean countries in cooperation with LAC4 (Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Fifth Training took place in Pretoria, South-Africa for the Sub-Saharan Africa region where 13 countries were represented.

Altogether, there will be 13 different sessions taking place during the 3-day course in Pretoria:

  • Cybersecurity Essentials
  • International Context of Cyber Capacity Building
  • Regional Landscape: Cybersecurity and Cybercrime in Asia-Pacific
  • Putting in Practice: CCB Programming
  • A Framework for the EU’s External Cyber Capacity Building
  • Criminal Justice in Cyberspace
  • National Cybersecurity Strategic Framework
  • Cybersecurity Education and Culture
  • Putting in Practice: CCB Identification & Formulation
  • Fireside chat: topical cybersecurity issues raised by participants
  • Cyber Crisis Prevention and Management
  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • “Cyber” as a Cross-Cutting Issue
  • Putting in Practice: CCB Implementation & Evaluation
  • Key Take-Aways

The training takes place in cooperation with the Directorate-General for International Partnerships of the European Commission and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and is supported by the EU CyberNet team.