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    ESCC Launches ‘National Cybersecurity Strategy’

    Date published: 12 December 2018

    The Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council (ESCC)— reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers, and chaired by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology— has launched the National Cybersecurity Strategy (2017-2021), aiming to provide a safe and secure environment that would enable various sectors to deliver integrated e-services, in line with the State’s efforts to support national security and develop the Egyptian society.

    The strategy entails a number of programs that support the strategic cybersecurity objectives. It emphasizes the distribution of roles among government agencies, private sector, business institutions and civil society, and the measures to be established by the State to support progress towards achieving these objectives. In addition, the strategy outlines an action plan for the years 2017-2021. The plan has been developed in line with these specified objectives, emphasizing the significance of the partnership among government agencies, private sector, business institutions and civil society.

    The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) led efforts for the creation of a supreme council for ICT infrastructure protection (the Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council (ESCC)).The Council is comprised of stakeholders involved in national security and infrastructure management and operation in critical sectors and public utilities, and experts from the private sector and research and educational entities. ESCC was mandated with developing a national strategy for cybersecurity and confronting cyberattacks. It supervises the implementation and updates of the strategy, in order to keep up with successive technological developments. The Council began its preliminary work in January 2015 and the Prime Minister approved the formation of ESCC Executive Bureau, Technical Committee and the description of their respective roles and responsibilities in June 2016.



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    The Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council (ESCC)— reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers, and chaired by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology— has launched the National Cybersecurity Strategy (2017-2021), aiming to provide a safe and secure environment that would enable various sectors to deliver integrated e-services, in line with the State’s efforts to support national security and develop the Egyptian society.




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