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Cyber Security Strategy Documents

The selection below provides links to national cyber security policy and legal documents. This includes national security and defence strategies which address cyber; national cyber/information security strategies; and relevant legal acts.

We primarily focus on NATO Nations and Partners (incl. Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), and Partners across the globe), but other national strategies are included as available.
If you notice any broken links or would like to notify us of changes or new additions that we have missed, please write to stratpol.update-at-ccdcoe.org

Updated on 03 August 2015

NATO Nations

Belgium

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy. Securing Cyberspace (2012) Dutch | French | English
Cyber Security Strategy for Defence (2014) Original | English

Canada

National cyber security strategy
Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy. For a Stronger and More Prosperous Canada (2010) Original
Action Plan 2010-2015 for Canada's Cyber Security Strategy (2013) Original

Czech Republic

National security and defence strategies 
Security Strategy of the Czech Republic 2015 (2015) Original | English
White Paper on Defence (2011) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy of the Czech Republic 2015-2020 (2015) Original | English

National legislation
Act on Cyber Security (2014) Original | English

Denmark

National security strategy
Danish Defence Agreement 2013-2017 (2012) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security (2014) Original | English

Estonia

National security and defence strategies
National Security Concept of Estonia (2010) Original | English
National Defence Strategy (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy (2014) Original English

France

National security and defence strategies
White Paper: Defence and National Security (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Information Systems Defence and Security - France’s Strategy (2011) Original | English

Germany

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy for Germany (2011) Original | English

National legislation
IT Security Act (draft as of 2015) Original | English

Hungary

National security and defence strategies
Hungary’s National Security Strategy (2012) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy of Hungary (2013) Original | English

National legislation
Act on the Electronic Information Security of Central and Local Government Agencies (2013) Original | English

Italy

National cyber security strategy
National Strategic Framework for the Security of Cyberspace (2013) Original | English
National Plan for Cyber Security (2013) Original | English
Decree on National Cyber Security (2013) Original | English

Latvia

National cyber security strategy
Latvian cyber security strategy for the period 2014 to 2018 (2014) OriginalEnglish

National legislation
Law on the Security of Information Technologies (2010) Original | English

Lithuania

National cyber security strategy
Programme for the Development of Electronic Information Security for 2011–2019 (2011) Original | English

National legislation
Cybersecurity Act (2014) Original | English

Luxembourg

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy on Cyber Security (2011) Original | English

The Netherlands

National security and defence strategies
National counterterrorism strategy 2011-2015 (2011) Original | English
International Security Strategy: A Secure Netherlands in a Secure World (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy 2: From Awareness to Capability (2013) Original | English
Defence Cyber Strategy (2012) Original | English

Norway

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy for Norway (2012) Original | English
Cyber Security Strategy for Norway. Action Plan (2012) Original | English

Poland

National security and defence strategies
National Security Strategy of the Republic of Poland (2007) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Cyberspace Protection Policy of the Republic of Poland (2013) Original | English

Romania

National cyber security strategy
Romania's Cyber Security Strategy and the National Action Plan on Implementation of the National Cyber Security (2013) Original | English

Slovakia

National security and defence strategies
White Paper on Defence of the Slovak Republic (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Information Security in the Slovak Republic (2008) Original | English

Spain

National security and defence strategies
The National Security Strategy: Sharing a Common Project (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security, a Commitment for Everybody (2013) Original | English

Turkey

National security and defence strategies
National Cyber Security Strategy and 2013-2014 Action Plan (2013) Original | English

United Kingdom

National security and defence strategies
A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy (2010) Original

National cyber security strategy
The UK Cyber Security Strategy. Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital World (2011) Original
Further information about the UK National Cyber Security Programme

United States of America

National security and defence strategies
National Security Strategy (2015) Original

National cyber security strategy
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003) Original
Cyberspace Policy Review (2009) Original
International Strategy for Cyberspace. Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World (2011) Original
Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace (July 2011) Original
Draft Strategy for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (2014) Original
President’s Executive Order on Drawing up a Strategy for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (2013) Original
The Department of Defence Cyber Strategy (2015) Original

 

Non-NATO Nations

Europe

Austria

National cyber security strategy
National ICT Security Strategy Austria (2012) Original | English
Austrian Cyber Security Strategy (2013) Original | English

Bosnia and Herzegovina

National security and defence strategies
Bosnia and Herzegovina Strategy for Prevention and Fight Against Terrorism (2010) Original | English

Cyprus

National cyber security strategy
Cybersecurity Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus (2013) Original | English

Finland

National security and defence strategies
Security Strategy for Society (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Finland's Cyber Security Strategy (2013) Original | English
Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy - Background Dossier (2013) Original | English

Georgia

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy of Georgia 2012-2015 Original | English

Montenegro

National cyber security strategy
Strategy on Cyber Security of Montenegro to 2017 (2013) Original | English

Russia

National security and defence strategies
National Security Concept of the Russian Federation (2000) Original | English
Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation (2000) Original | English
Basic Principles for State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Field of International Information Security (2013) Original | English
Conceptual Views Regarding the Activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Information Space (2011) Original | English
Concept of Russia’s Cyber Security Strategy - draft underway (as of Jan 2014) Original | English

Switzerland

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Switzerland's Protection Against Cyber Risks (2012) Original | English

European Union

Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace - JOIN(2013) 1 final - 7/2/2013

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union - COM(2013) 48 final - 7/2/2013 - EN

Asia & Oceania

Afghanistan

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy of Afghanistan (NCSA) (2014) Original | English

Australia

National security and defence strategies
Strong and Secure. A Strategy for Australia’s National Security (2013) Original
Defence White Paper (2013) Original

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy  (2009) Original
Update underway (expected mid-2015)

Azerbaijan

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Development of the İnformation Society for the years 2014-2020 (2014) Original | English

Bangladesh

National cyber security strategy
National Cybersecurity Strategy (2014) Original | English

India

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Policy (2013) Original | English

Japan

National cyber security strategy
Cybersecurity Strategy - Toward a World-Leading, Resilient and Vigorous Cyberspace (2013) Original | English
International Strategy on Cybersecurity - j-Initiative for Cybersecurity (2013) Original | English
See related policy documents on the National Information Security Centre's website

Jordan

National cyber security strategy
National Information Assurance and Cyber Security Strategy (NIACSS) (2012) Original | English

Malaysia

National cyber security strategy
The National Cyber-Security Policy (2006) Summary (in English) | Overview (in English)

Mongolia

National security and defence strategies
National Security Concept of Mongolia (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Program on Information Security (2010) Original | English

New Zealand

National cyber security strategy
New Zealand's Cyber Security Strategy  (2011) Original

Pakistan

National cyber security strategy
Development announced in Mar 2014

National legislation
National Cyber Security Council Act (2014) English

Qatar

National cyber security strategy
Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy (2015) Original | English

Saudi Arabia

National cyber security strategy
National Information Security Strategy in Saudi Arabia (in development as of Feb 2013) Original | English
(Consultation note)

Singapore

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 (2013)
Factsheet on National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018

South Korea

National security and defence strategies
2010 Defense White Paper (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cybersecurity Masterplan (2011) Original | English

United Arab Emirates

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy (2014) Original | English

Africa

Botswana

National cyber security strategy
Development announced April 2015

Egypt

National cyber security strategy
National ICT Strategy 2012-2017 (2013) Original | English

Gambia

National cyber security strategy
Development announced March 2015

Ghana

National cyber security strategy
Development announced March 2014

Kenya

National cyber security strategy
Cybersecurity Strategy (2014) Original | English

Mauritania

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Modernization of Administration and ICT 2012-2016 (2012) Original | English

Mauritius

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy 2014-2019 (2014) Original | English

Morocco

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Information Society and Digital Economy (“Digital Morocco 2013”) (2013) Arabic | French | English
(cyber security addressed under “Digital Confidence”)

Nigeria

National cyber security strategy
National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (2015) Original | English

South Africa

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Policy of South Africa (2012) Original | English

Uganda

National cyber security strategy
National Information Security Strategy (2011) Original | English

Zimbabwe

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Policy (drafting ongoing as of November 2013)

African Union

Draft African Union Convention on the Establishment of a Legal Framework Conducive to Cyber Security in Africa (Draft African Union Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace) (as of 2012)

Americas & the Caribbean

Colombia

National cyber security strategy
National Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense Policy (2011) Original | English
Strategic Innovation Agenda on Cybersecurity(2014) Original | English

Costa Rica

National cyber security strategy
Development announced March 2015

Grenada

National cyber security strategy
Development announced Feb 2014

Jamaica

National cyber security strategy
Jamaica National Cyber Security Strategy (2015) English | Spanish

Panama

National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (2013)

Trinidad and Tobago

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy (2012) English | Spanish