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Political contexts of international cyber security

Primary supervisor

Carsten Rudolph

Combating cybercrime and maintaining national security is a global challenge. In light of this the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) has been deployed in over 80 countries; the objective of the CMM is to understand and evaluate cybersecurity capacity within these national contexts in order to support the “well-being, human rights and prosperity”. The outcome of each deployment is a comprehensive report.


This project will involve conducting a comparative analysis of data from CMM recommendations with the World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.


  1. CMM Assessments Around the World. (2018, August 8). Cyber Security Capacity Portal, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre.;
  2. World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. (n.d.). [Text/HTML]. World Bank. Retrieved January 8, 2020, from