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Riding the digital wave – The impact of cyber capacity building on human development

Report - No21 - 19 December 2014

edited by Patryk Pawlak

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This report offers a valuable contribution to shaping the EU’s posture on capacity building. By promoting a development-focused approach to the issue, it provides a valuable alternative to the predominantly threat-oriented narrative about cybersecurity. The authors address security not as an end in itself but rather as a means towards social, economic and political development.

Consequently, they seek to build bridges between different policy communities. As noted on numerous instances in these pages, such a comprehensive and integrated approach to cyber capacity building is instrumental to ensuring the sustainability and the effectiveness of current and future initiatives in this domain.