New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Date published: Nov. 18, 2022

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The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming, and highlights cyber threat trends by sector.

The Primer is intended to increase awareness and provide a basic understanding of cyber threats, cybersecurity, and cyber resilience as they relate to USAID development programming. It is a resource for the broader development community and spotlights how USAID’s approach to cybersecurity in development programming is evolving.

Th Primer builds on the USAID Digital Strategy, which identifies cybersecurity as a new focus area for the Agency’s technical programming. USAID partner countries are adopting digital tools and services but have minimal resources to combat cyber vulnerabilities that come with increased digitalization.

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