CPA UK welcomed 25 Commonwealth parliamentarians to London for the Cybersecurity Workshop 2020. Delegates from all regions of the Commonwealth and the UK Overseas Territories convened for the three-day programme held across Westminster and Oxford.
As part of CPA UK’s work around National Security, the programme aimed to improve parliamentarians’ awareness of current trends, share good practice on how to effectively legislate for cybersecurity and build a strong network amongst Commonwealth colleagues.
Over the course of the Workshop delegates heard from cybersecurity and legal experts from the Ministry of Justice and Chatham House, with the first day of the programme spent at the University of Oxford, looking at a wide range of topics including digital ethics, and the law and cybersecurity.
Parliamentarians were also able to share their national progress in cyber protection. Participants learnt about Malta’s ‘five pillar approach’: policy, legislation, risk management, culture and education, and Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Bill expected to pass later this year.