Strategic Initiatives

The strategic initiatives describe how Qatar will make progress against the cyber security objectives. While the initiatives are organized by objective, initiatives for one objective may enable progress and success for other objectives.

Objective 1: “Safeguard national critical information infrastructure (CII)"

To make progress against this objective, the following initiatives will be introduced:

  • Assess the risk to CII;
  • Implement cyber security controls and standards to mitigate risk to CII;
  • Analyze cyber security trends and threats to CII and provide timely reports to stakeholders;
  • Foster the use of trustworthy technology products and services; and
  • Continuously monitor the security posture of CII.

 

Objective 2: Respond to, resolve, and recover from cyber incidents and attacks through timely information sharing, collaboration, and action

To make progress against this objective, the following initiatives will be introduced:

  • Enhance and maintain situational awareness capabilities;
  • Establish and continuously enhance incident response capabilities;
  • Reduce cyber infections within CII;
  • Establish mechanisms and procedures to facilitate timely information sharing and action among stakeholders; and
  • Ensure preparedness by conducting cyber security exercises and drills.

 

Objective 3: Establish a legal and regulatory framework to enable a safe and vibrant cyberspace

To make progress against this objective, the following initiatives will be introduced:

  • Increase capabilities to combat cyber crime;
  • Develop and implement laws, regulations, and national policies to address cyber security and cyber crime;
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with cyber security and cyber crime laws, regulations, and national policies; and
  • Build and maintain strong international relationships to establish cyber security norms and standards.

 

Objective 4: Foster a culture of cyber security that promotes safe and appropriate use of cyberspace

To make progress against this objective, the following initiatives will be introduced:

  • Enhance cyber security awareness across society using multiple channels;
  • Encourage individuals to use cyber safety tools and solutions to protect against cyber threats; and
  • Promote the development and delivery of cyber security education in schools, colleges, and universities.

 

Objective 5: Develop and cultivate national cyber security capabilities

To make progress against this objective, the following initiatives will be introduced:

  • Develop and maintain a professional cyber security workforce;
  • Foster business opportunities and strengthen the competitiveness of the cyber security industry in the public and private sectors; and
  • Invest in researches aiming to develop and commercialize innovative cyber security technologies and solutions.