Digital revolution and cybersecurity
The exponential growth of cyber attacks against relevant sectors ofthe public administration represents a serious concern and a potential threat to the smooth and efficient functioning of the institutions.
To prevent and fight the vulnerability of public equipment is not sufficient to improve the performance of the structures involved in the ICT area. It is essential to act simultaneously in two directions:
• Strengthen the technological safeguards for the protection of networks and organizational perimeters of PA;
• contribute to human capital formation of the PA to act oninstitutional, managerial and organizational prof iles.
On the human sources versant the situation requires a professional upgrade. Often public official is aware of the opportunities in terms of efficiency, efficacy and control capabilities guaranteed by ICT but is not always aware of the risks associated with growing integration of systems, networks, organizational practices and attitudes of civil servants and citizens. Technological revolution requires by one hand the need to redefine current competencies, role and digital culture of public officials, by the other to redesign - within the framework of a unitary and integrated vision- administrative structures of Public Administration.
Read policy brief about contributes of the participants of the course in Public Administration’s cybersecurity.