CIRT Assessment


CIRT Assessment

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Carolin Weisser


International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


ITU Oman Regional Cybersecurity Centre

Target countries:

193 UN Member states; completed in 65 countries:

  • Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, DR Congo, Congo (Republic), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia & Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Fiji, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Americas: Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Bolivia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Suriname, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Europe: Albania, Armenia, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia

Target groups:

Governmental institutions and through them relevant actors including technical community, law enforcement, private sector, citizens

Thematic focus:

Cybersecurity (Technical)

Aims / objectives:

To define the country’s readiness to implement a National CIRT.


An assessment exercise is typically conducted during a five-day on-site visit, which also includes an initial workshop to provide an appreciation of cybersecurity issues at national level and to better understand the operations of a national CIRT.

The ensuing analysis and report elaboration are done off site, culminating in a final report submitted to the country.

Outcome / impact:

A customized, detailed roadmap for implementing the country's national CIRT.

65 such assessments have been done.


Since 2010, ongoing on a demand basis 

Contact details:

Marco Obiso, Cybersecurity Coordinator,,
+41 22 730 6760

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