About this phase

The Implementation phase is the most important element of the overall National Cybersecurity Strategy lifecycle. A structured approach to implementation, supported by adequate human and financial resources, is critical to the success of the strategy and needs to be considered as part of its development. The implementation phase is frequently centred on an Action Plan, which guides the various activities envisioned.

For advice on this phase see the ‘Guide to developing a national cybersecurity strategy’; Second Edition, 2021, p.23.

What are the preconditions for this phase?

The Implementation of the strategy will require leadership commitment and, at a minimum, a budget process to fund prioritized implementation.