The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is a global platform for countries, international organizations and private companies to exchange best practices and expertise on cyber capacity building. The aim is to identify successful policies, practices and ideas and multiply these on a global level. Together with partners from NGOs, the tech community and academia GFCE members develop practical initiatives to build cyber capacity.

A coordinating platform

To become the coordinating platform on cyber capacity building, the GFCE has gone through several steps:

  • In 2015-2016, the focus of the GFCE was mainly to build and expand a strong GFCE network.
  • In 2017, the GFCE positioned itself as a coordinating platform for cyber capacity building, by endorsing the Delhi Communiqué on a GFCE Global Agenda for Cyber Capacity Building during the GCCS2017 in New Delhi. The Delhi Communiqué prioritizes five themes in cyber capacity building and calls for action to jointly strengthen global cyber capacities.
  • Currently, in 2018, the aim of the GFCE will be to facilitate and coordinate knowledge and expertise sharing for the implementation of cyber capacity building.

From Awareness to Implementation

Anno 2018, the formation of the GFCE Working Groups reflects the global ambitions of the implementation of cyber capacity building worldwide. These Working Groups will each focus on one of the five identified themes from the Delhi Communiqué:

  • Cyber Security Policy and Strategy;
  • Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Protection;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Cyber Security Culture and Skills;
  • Cyber Security Standards

The aim of the Working Groups is to strengthen international cooperation by developing a common focus, enabling efficient use of the available resources and avoiding duplication of efforts. The GFCE Working Groups will encourage the multistakeholder dialogue on implementation of cyber capacity building from both a donor’s as well as a recipient’s perspective.