Lithuania: Cybersecurity Capacity Review 2017

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Lithuania: Cybersecurity Capacity Review 2017

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The CMM review of Lithuania’s cybersecurity capacity reveals that the country is on established and strategic stages of maturity in some areas of national cybersecurity capacity but more efforts are needed to reach overall strategic and dynamic maturity. The review was conducted in cooperation with the specialised cyber defence company NRD CS and hosted by Vilnius University.


According to this CMM report, published in November 2017, Lithuania has reached a strategic stage in national capacity to design a cyber resilience strategy and lead its implementation as well as in the existence of reliable Internet services and infrastructure. Areas, where Lithuania is reportedly moving into a strategic level of maturity include national incident response, critical infrastructure protection, legal frameworks and responsible disclosure as well as formal and informal cooperation frameworks to combat cybercrime.

However, there are also areas where only some aspects of cyber security are existent or they are ad-hoc, disorganized, poorly defined or simply new, such as cyber security mind-set, user understanding of personal information protection online, reporting mechanisms, framework for education and professional training, and cybersecurity marketplace, among others.

“The CMM review in Lithuania provided us with very interesting insights into our research on the maturity of cybersecurity capacity across the world. Whereas Lithuania is at very advanced stage of maturity, the gaps that we have identified also provide evidence for important needs which are not only specific to Lithuania but which could also be observed in other countries around the globe. We hope our work will offer a comprehensive and useful understanding of the country’s capacity and that our recommendations will contribute to the on-going work to enhance cybersecurity capacity across all five dimensions of the CMM”, commented Michael Goldsmith, Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre,

More than 20 Lithuanian public and private institutions, including Government Chancellery, relevant ministries, law enforcement and judiciary, national data protection agency, finance sector, and private entities were invited to participate in consultations to provide input to the national review.

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