The Ministry of Defence is responsible for the Cyber Security Strategy of Latvia which lays down strategic priorities in developing cyber security policy and an accompanying action plan.
The Strategy has been developed in line with documents of international organisations, especially the EU and NATO as well as according to the measures specified in the National Security Concept and the State Defence Concept.
Specific targets of Cybersecurity Policy are designed around:
- more manageable cybersecurity risks
- development of national cyber defence capabilities
- security of ICT infrastructure, information systems and services
- better public awareness about cyber risks
- fight against cybercrime
The priorities for implementation of Cybersecurity Policy are defence, deterrence and development;
Defence requires development and boosting of capabilities, such as dedicated resources, perception and knowledge, required to protect the country against emerging cyber threats, efficiently respond to ICT security incidents and support ICT integrity and processes. Society, private and public sector actors need to keep enhancing their knowledge about cybersecurity and defence systems.
Deterrence requires detection, investigation and prosecution of digital offences, naming and penalising of offenders to prevent others from committing similar offences.
Development requires planned and regular upgrading and improvement of skills among various ICT user groups and greater focus on ICT security as a distinct security paradigm.