4.17. It takes a village! The community behind successful technical capacity


15.30 - 16.30


Adlon 2

Recording of session 4.17: It takes a village!


The building of strong technical capabilities, organizations, and workforces are a critical bedrock to developing cyber capacity. However, it takes more than just training and equipment to achieve lasting impact in this space. It takes organically developed and locally driven operational communities of practice who help connect practitioners, build networks of trust and information sharing, provide a platform for ongoing professional development, and help capture the enthusiasm of the community to address common challenges.

  • What lessons can we learn from the engagement of communities of practice – including security trust groups and network operator groups (NOGs) – in supporting technical cyber capacity efforts worldwide?
  • How can we stimulate the growth of communities of practice in developing countries?
  • What role, if any, can external partners play to help foster such local initiatives?