Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Technology has confirmed that it will one day set up a cybersecurity authority.
Deputy Minister Kanaka Heras told a cybersecurity conference in Colombo that efforts are underway to establish a cybersecurity authority by 2023, local media reported.
Cybersecurity bill establishes authority [PDF] As part of a broader strategy. The bill will be submitted to the country’s parliament this year.
Sri Lanka ranks 81st out of 175 countries in the National Cybersecurity Index. In January, she scored 0 for protecting digital and critical services. However, the country was given a score of 9 out of 9 for education and professional development.
However, he claimed that as of 2020, Sri Lanka joins one-third of the countries without any national cybersecurity strategy.
The 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index lists more than half of the world’s countries as having a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), and nearly two-thirds as having some form of national cybersecurity strategy. I’m here.
In Asia, many CIRTS have, for better or worse, acted as de facto national cybersecurity agencies, according to management consulting firm Kearney.
While the European Union developed a region-wide cybersecurity strategy in 2013, developing such a framework has been more difficult for ASEAN, of which Sri Lanka is a member. The region is dichotomy between countries that have strategies and those that have not, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
According to Carney, ASEAN faces challenges in putting together a unified framework “mainly due to an inherent lack of legislative power and the power to veto budgets and appointments”. .
“The lack of sector-specific governance and policies is a region-wide problem, resulting in limited transparency and a lack of threat intelligence sharing,” Carney said. ®