June 2023 · Julia Schuetze and Egl Daukšien Cybersecurity Support
14 June 2023
The scarcity of cybersecurity professionals and the dispersion of information among stakeholders in the government and the private sector have amplified the need for cooperation between governments and non-government entities. [...] • Examining the role of governments can provide insights into the setup of deployment missions, the involvement of non-government stakeholders, and the level of control exerted by the deploying government. [...] The public and policy debates surrounding cybersecurity support deployments need to acknowledge the nature and scope of government deployment missions, with the aim of providing cybersecurity support and the possible objectives and activities of such deployments. [...] foreign policy because the agency administering the deployment “supports the objectives of the National Security Strategy and other strategic documents, such as the Department of State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan, that aim to strengthen our diplomatic and development capabilities to better meet our foreign policy goals.”21 The policy field of not only the deploying countries matters. [...] Examining the role of governments can provide some clues about the setup of deployment missions and tell a story about the amount of control the government that deploys cybersecurity support has in the actual implementation.