NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence Tallinn, Estonia

National Strategies & Policies

The selection below provides links to national cyber security policy and legal documents, including national security and defence strategies identifying cyber, national cyber/information security strategies, and relevant legal acts.

If you see any inconsistencies or would like to notify us of changes or new additions that we have missed, please write to legal-at-ccdcoe.org

Updated on 10 March 2014

NATO Nations

Belgium
National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy. Securing Cyberspace (2012) Dutch | French | English

Canada
National cyber security strategy
Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy. For a Stronger and More Prosperous Canada (2010) Original
Action Plan 2010-2015 for Canada's Cyber Security Strategy (2013) Original

Czech Republic
National cyber security strategy
Strategy of the Czech Republic in the Field of Cybernetic Security 2012 – 2015 (2011) Original | English
Action Plan for Cyber Security Strategy of the Czech Republic for years 2012-2015 (2011) Original | English

National legislation
Draft Act on Cyber Security (2013) Original | English

Denmark
National security strategy
Danish Defence Agreement 2013-2017 (2012) Original | English

Estonia
National security and defence strategies
National Security Concept of Estonia (2010) Original | English
National Defence Strategy (2011) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy (2008)* Original | English
*Renewal underway
 
France
National security and defence strategies
White Paper: Defence and National Security (2013) Original | English (summary)

National cyber security strategy
Information Systems Defence and Security - France’s Strategy (2011) Original | English

Germany
National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy for Germany (2011) Original | English

Hungary
National security and defence strategies
Hungary’s National Security Strategy (2012) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy of Hungary (2013) Original | English

National legislation

Act on the Electronic Information Security of Central and Local Government Agencies (2013) Original | English

Italy
National cyber security strategy
National Strategic Framework for the Security of Cyberspace (2013) Original | English
National Plan for Cyber Security (2013) Original | English
Decree on National Cyber Security (2013) Original | English

Latvia
National legislation
Law on the Security of Information Technologies (2010) Original | English

Lithuania
National cyber security strategy
Programme for the Development of Electronic Information Security for 2011–2019 (2011) Original | English

Luxembourg
National cyber security strategy
National Strategy on Cyber Security (2011) Original | English

The Netherlands
National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Strategy 2: From Awareness to cCpability (2013) Original | English
Defence Cyber Strategy (2012) Original | English

Norway
National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy for Norway (2012) Original | English
Cyber Security Strategy for Norway. Action Plan (2012) Original | English

Poland
National security and defence strategies
National Security Strategy of the Republic of Poland (2007) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Cyberspace Protection Policy of the Republic of Poland (2013) Original | English

Romania
National cyber security strategy
Romania's Cyber Security Strategy and the National Action Plan on Implementation of the National Cyber Security (2013) Original | English

Slovakia
National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Information Security in the Slovak Republic (2008) Original | English

Spain
National security and defence strategies
The National Security Strategy: Sharing a Common Project (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security, a Commitment for Everybody (2013) Original | English

Turkey
National security and defence strategies
National Cyber Security Strategy and 2013-2014 Action Plan (2013) Original | English

United Kingdom
National security and defence strategies
A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy (2010) Original

National cyber security strategy
The UK Cyber Security Strategy. Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital World (2011) Original

United States of America
National security and defence strategies
National Security Strategy (2010) Original

National cyber security strategy
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003) Original
Cyberspace Policy Review (2009) Original
International Strategy for Cyberspace. Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World (2011) Original
Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace (July 2011) Original
Draft Strategy for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (2014) Original
President’s Executive Order on Drawing up a Strategy for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

 

Other nations

Europe

Austria
National cyber security strategy
National ICT Security Strategy Austria (2013) Original | English

Finland
National security and defence strategies
Security Strategy for Society (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy

Finland's Cyber Security Strategy (2013) Original | English
Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy - Background Dossier (2013) Original | English

Montenegro
National cyber security strategy
Strategy on Cyber Security of Montenegro to 2017
Adopted in September 2013, not available in English

Russia
National security and defence strategies
National Security Concept of the Russian Federation (2000) Original | English
Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation (2013) Original | English

National cyber security strategy
Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation (2000) Original | English
Basic Principles for State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Field of International Information Security (2013) Original | English
Conceptual Views Regarding the Activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Information Space (2011) Original | English
Concept of Russia’s Cyber Security Strategy - draft underway (as of Jan 2014) Original | English

Switzerland
National cyber security strategy
National Strategy for Switzerland's Protection Against Cyber Risks (2012) Original | English

European Union
Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace - JOIN(2013) 1 final - 7/2/2013

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union - COM(2013) 48 final - 7/2/2013 - EN

Asia & Oceania

Australia
National security and defence strategies
Strong and Secure. A Strategy for Australia’s National Security (2013) Original
2013 Defence White Paper (2013) Original

National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Strategy  (2009) Original

India
National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Policy (2013) Original | English

Japan
National cyber security strategy
Cybersecurity Strategy - Toward a World-Leading, Resilient and Vigorous Cyberspace (2013) Original | English
International Strategy on Cybersecurity - j-Initiative for Cybersecurity (2013) Original | English
See related policy documents on the National Information Security Centre's website

Malaysia
National cyber security strategy
The National Cyber-Security Policy (2006) Original | English

New Zealand
National cyber security strategy
New Zealand's Cyber Security Strategy  (2011) Original

Pakistan
National cyber security strategy
Development announced in Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia
National cyber security strategy
National Information Security Strategy in Saudi Arabia (in development as of Feb 2013) Original | English
(Consultation note)

Singapore
National cyber security strategy
National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 (2013)
Factsheet on National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018

South Korea
National security and defence strategies
2010 Defense White Paper (2010) Original | English

National cyber security strategy

Adopted in 2011, not available in English

Africa

Kenya
National cyber security strategy
Announced 2013, awaiting publication

Mauritius
National cyber security strategy
Development announced Dec 2013

South Africa
National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Policy of South Africa (2012) Original | English (approval decision, para 2.3)

Uganda
National cyber security strategy
National Information Security Strategy (2011) Original | English

Zimbabwe
National cyber security strategy
Cyber Security Policy (drafting ongoing as of November 2013)

African Union
Draft African Union Convention on the Establishment of a Legal Framework Conducive to Cyber Security in Africa (Draft African Union Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace) (as of 2012)

Americas & the Caribbean

Grenada
National cyber security strategy
Development announced Feb 2014

Jamaica
National cyber security strategy
Development announced Mar 2014

 

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14 March 2014 CyCon 2014 Agenda Revealed
11 March 2014 Update to the National Cyber Strategies List