RUSI, in partnership with Georgia’s Regional Institute for Security Studies (RISS), is conducting research on the Georgian cyber ecosystem and key areas of joint interest between the UK and Georgia, including cybercrime, international cyber approaches in the Caucasus/Black Sea region, cyber strategy implementation, and public–private cooperation.
This research is commissioned as part of the UK–Georgia Cyber Partnership, a programme funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and delivered by the UK Embassy in Tbilisi, which is designed to strengthen the resilience of Georgia’s cyber ecosystem.
The programme is implemented by a consortium including RUSI, TAG International, BAE Systems, Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG) and RISS in close collaboration with a broad range of Georgian government stakeholders.
Aims and objectives
The UKGCP programme aims to support the implementation of the Georgian National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) in three ways:
- Supporting the Information and Cybersecurity Department of the National Security Council to coordinate the delivery of the NCSS.
- Creating an information management framework to facilitate interdepartmental communication, which will allow more effective responses to cyber incidents.
- Increasing awareness of cyber threats among the Georgian public and equipping them with adequate knowledge and means to protect themselves from the most common forms of attack.
This programme is funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and delivered by the UK Embassy in Tbilisi