Q2/2019 - Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)
On 3 and 4 April, a meeting of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) was held in The Hague. The GFCE, which was founded in the wake of the Global Conference on Cybersecurity 2015 in The Hague, has grown last year and developed into a global platform that makes available cyber expertise, and in particular cyber security information, in a quickly expanding database. A new foundation adds stability to the Forum, which materialises, for instance in contributions of EUR 350K of the Dutch and the British governments. The Forum’s main focus is on cyber capacity building (CCB) activities. It is composed of four working groups:
- Cyber Security Policy and Strategy
- Cyber Incident Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Cyber Security Culture and Skills 
Next to the database, the GFCE monitor and the GFCE mapping tool are useful instruments to compare national strategies of cyber security enhancement. The GFCE is chaired by David van Duren from the Netherlands. The next annual meeting of the GFCE will be hosted by the African Union (AU) and take place in Addis Abeba in October 2019.