Capacity building needs to be promoted in order to develop a sustainable and proactive culture of cybersecurity.
People are the weakest link. One of the key challenges of cybersecurity is effectively educating the end user. Understanding and awareness of the potential dangers are critical if the end user is to benefit from ICTs safely. This is a matter that concerns all stakeholders from governments and industry to education both at school and at home.
With the important role that ICTs play today in providing services in sectors as varied as health, education, finance and commerce, awareness of the opportunities offered by a secure cyber environment and of the threats inherent to cyber space are vital.
Programmes aimed at creating a level playing-field in raising basic awareness and building capacity at all levels are important, and these also need to be undertaken within the international arena.