Czech Cyber Security Strategies

By Kevin Coleman — Defense Tech Cyberwarfare Correspondent

Earlier this month the Czech Republic released its cyber security strategy from now through 2015.  An English version of the strategy is available on the Czech Governmental CERTs web site.  While the Czech strategy is a mere 10 pages and under 3,000 words, it is a high level account of what would be considered a foundation laying program. The Czech report comes just weeks after the U.S. Department of Defense released a public version of its strategy for operating in cyberspace. The DoD’s strategy is 19 pages with a couple pages were intentionally left blank and over 5,300 words. Clearly a bit more detailed and built upon a foundation that has already been established.

In looking these cyber security strategies, you can see a huge span in approach. This is partially due to the level of critical technical infrastructure the governments are charged with protecting. Another contributing factor is that each governments’ perception of the cyber threat is mostly based on the level of sophistication and frequency of the attacks they experience. Finally, it is directly dependent on where they are on the risk/threat mitigation continuum (shown below).

As more and more countries and militaries develop their operational strategies for cyber defense and security, you can expect to see a few common themes. At this point the following are the top three common themes:

  1. Education and Training
  2. Partnerships with Technology Providers and the Private Sector
  3. International Cooperation

It will be worth monitoring these strategies to see if they are routinely updated and changed as new technology emerges and as we see changes to the threat environment.

Czech Cyber Strategy Document:

DoD Cyber Strategy Document:

  • marvel

    that’s an impressive chart.

  • Kevin

    We are going to use this - follow it when since they agreed to allow us from this point on so it will be interested to see how it changes over time.

  • Kevin


    It is made on the 15th of each month. I just checked and the figure released today is 3.65

  • Kevin

    An interesting document establishing the profession of Cyber Intelligence…

  • Brian

    If “thread level is currently “stupid” rising to “dumbass” later in the day” was the case it would be called the Oblat Meter!!!

    You can’t even spell threat - “thread”

    • brian

      I think he spelt what he meant. Read it again