The CYSIAM team have experience of delivering cyber capacity building in some of the most complex and unstable parts of the world. We combine leadership and diplomacy skills with deep technical knowledge and our backgrounds range from academia and military to central government. It’s because of our decades of experience that we know that secure digital transformation is never just about technology. We understand the critical interdependencies between people, culture, information, data, policy, supply chains, governance and physical environments and strive to build effective and trusted relationships with every team we encounter. We approach cyber capacity building as a critical friend and trusted partner and try to focus on three key areas throughout any assignment:
Collaborative problem solving is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in cyber capacity building. We work side-by-side with our clients to understand their inner mechanics and help them identify the root of the problems they face.
- Design effective projects:
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to cyber capacity building – every country, organisation, team and problem is different. Improving cybersecurity capabilities might require a mix of skills to deliver anything from short training courses, ongoing mentoring, strategy design or a multi-year programme that concurrently develops cyber security teams, implements new equipment and redesigns ways of working. It’s never about telling clients why our way is best, or striving for unattainable standards, but about drawing on our experiences to design approaches
We make sure that benefits are considered from the very beginning of a project and that mechanisms are put in place to assess how they are being delivered and realised. Assuring sustainability of what we deliver is also critical and our approach always keeps long-term changes in mind.