The Library of UN Resilience Learning and Training Materials features and allows searching for and accessing existing training materials, as well as other materials considered relevant for learning about cyber resilience related topics in a user-friendly manner.


ESCAP: Building e-resilience: Enhancing the role of ICTs for Disaster Risk Management

This technical document has the objective to assess the use of ICTs in all aspects of the disaster lifecycle, particularly for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and DRM in the region. It also aims to look at good practices and emerging technologies that can be used for building e-resilience in the region. In situations of emergency, ICTs provide the necessary platform to keep communication channels open, given the underlying infrastructure is available. 

ITU/UNODC Cybercrime: The global challenge (2014)

Combination of existing training material and courses, pviding countries with wider access to a range of knowledge and tools; Access to region-specific experience, through combination of two broad networks of field offices in all regions; A comprehensi approach combining crime prevention, criminal justice and cybersecurity, covering all applicable legal and technical standards.

ITU: The Quest for Cyber Confidence (2014)

This book addresses the increasingly daunting task of building confidence in the use of cyber platforms and technologies against a backdrop of recent high-profile security breach incidents and a plethora of emerging threats that have shaken trust in these essential tools of our time. It follows publication of The Quest for Cyber Peace in 2009, which focuses on the promotion of cyber peace [and explored] intelligence gathering, industrial espionage, and conflict. Necessarily, this volume returns to these issues revolving around the overriding theme of the use of the cyber domain as a potent force for either good or evil, especially the impact of the 'dark' Internet on trust in the cyber dimension. Here, however, its central theme promotes the concept of cyber confidence.

ITU: Measuring the Information Society (2016)

The Measuring the Information Society Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). It will highlight the role of ICTs in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and present the newly agreed SDG indicator framework, including the ICT indicators. The report will also include a chapter looking into new metrics to measure mobile uptake, and a chapter presenting data analyzing Internet use and uptake.

ITU: Global Cybersecurity Index (2017)

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative to measure the commitment of countries to cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has a wide field of application that cuts across many industries and sectors. Each country’s level of development is analyzed within five categories: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation.

ITU: Capacity building in a Changing ICT Environment (2017)

The ITU online publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment", which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of ICT topics that may affect people and their skills development. The first issue of this publication focuses on mobile technologies for skills development and lifelong learning. It features the work of an international team of experts, tackling the issues in an analytical, critical and conceptual fashion. The articles in this issue explore the increasing power of mobile devices in bringing the benefits of ICTs to more people worldwide. They are a contribution to the current discussions on the educational applications of mobile technologies and their potential to enhance and facilitate lifelong learning and skills development.

UNODC: Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime (2013)

General Assembly resolution 65/230 requested the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to establish an open-ended intergovernmental expert group, to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime and responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector, including the exchange of information on national legislation, best practices, technical assistance and international cooperation.

Topics: connectivity and cybercrime, the global picture, legislation and frameworks, criminalization, law enforcement and investigations, electronic evidence and criminal justice, international cooperation, prevention.

UNIDIR: Towards Cyber Stability - A User-Centred Tool for Policymakers (2015)

This index aims to be the prototype of a practical tool to help governments and other relevant actors to prepare and structure their thinking and decision-making. It builds on the work of a previous UNIDIR project, The Cyber Index: International Security Trends and Realities, published in 2013.

UNIDIR: The Cyber Index: International Security Trends and Realities (2013)

In the first chapter of part I, national cybersecurity efforts are divided into two general categories: those involving only domestic agencies (usually communications ministries or law enforcement agencies) and those where the national military has a cybersecurity role. The first section lists those states for which there is public information on a military role in cybersecurity including, in some instances, the development of offensive capabilities. The second section lists those states for which there is public information on cybersecurity as a civilian task.

UNIDIR: Cyberwarfare and International Law (2011)

It is the purpose of this paper to provide an overview: (a) of the potential restraints imposed on cyberwarfare by existing international law, (b) of the most important difficulties and controversies raised in the interpretation and application of international law to cyberwarfare, and (c) of the potential humanitarian impacts of cyberwarfare.

UNIDIR: Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare: Preliminary Assessment of National Doctrine and Organization (2011)

Using open-source literature, we reviewed policies and organizations in 133 states to determine how they are organized to deal with cybersecurity, whether they have a military command or doctrine for cyber activities, and whether they have or plan to acquire offensive cyber capabilities. We identified 33 states (detailed in section I) that include cyberwarfare in their military planning and organization. These range from states with very advanced statements of doctrine and military organizations employing hundreds or thousands of individuals to more basic arrangements that incorporate cyberattack and cyberwarfare into existing capabilities for electronic warfare. We also discuss another 36 states (detailed in Section II) where there is no public discussion of a military role in cyberspace and where civilian agencies charged with internal security missions, computer security or law enforcement are responsible for cybersecurity.

Implementing the Resilience Pathways Model (RPM)

This guidance document aims to provide an expanded understanding of the UNOPS Resilience Pathways Model (RPM) as it applies within the development and humanitarian contexts. While the issue of resilience is not new, the RPM represents a unique approach to addressing resilience within the context of all major global frameworks and in particular the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

Strengthening Resilience to Threats and Crises

This brief suggests that strengthening the resilience of smallholders' livelihoods would help reduce human suffering and the financial costs associated with disasters.