Cybersecurity Strategy Assessment and Implementation for the Financial Sector
Increasing in sophistication, frequency, and persistence, cyber risks are growing more dangerous and diverse, threatening to disrupt our interconnected global financial systems and the institutions that operate and support those systems. To address these risks, USAFCG has developed services that are designed for financial sector private and public entities to tailor to their specific operational and threat landscape, role in the sector, and legal and regulatory requirements.
Consulting Services Objectives:
- Design and implement cybersecurity strategy and operating framework, informed by approach to risk management and culture.
- Provide steps in a dynamic process through which the entity can systematically reevaluate its cybersecurity strategy and framework as the operational and threat environment evolves.
Strengthening the cybersecurity management capacity of African Financial Sector
- Support the African central banks and banking sector capacity to strengthen their readiness to respond to cyber threats.
- Support the capacity of African central banks and banking sector to mitigate the effects of cyber threats through increased policy, legal and regulatory mechanisms, harmonized legal framework, coordination and cooperation, development of infrastructure and services, investment and research, training and education, sustained engagement of stakeholders, and improved readiness capacities.
- Support focused coordination and cooperation among all stakeholders in-country and regionally.
- Support the implementation of new technologies and the adoption of best practices.
- Support mechanisms for African central banks and banking sector to maintain relations and cooperation with regional institutions.
Training and Capacity Building Program Implementation Framework
Coordination and Cooperation
Focused cooperation; Planning and engagement structure between stakeholders; Roadmap for policies implementation; Awareness and ICT readiness strategies.
Engagement and Assessment
Increased stakeholders participation in the process; Information sharing and data analysis; Strategies for cybersecurity resilience.
Training, Education and Exercise
Workforce education and development; National, regional and local exercices; Cybersecurity resiliency and readiness toolkits.
Technical Assistance and Support
Monitoring and evaluation of capacity building; Roadmap for improving capacity; Delivery of technical assistance and services.