Danish Cyber and Information Security Strategy 2022-2024
A new strategy will help enhance technological resilience and secure protection of critical government ICT systems, and improve Danish citizens’, businesses’ and authorities’ knowledge and skills.
Denmark is one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to digitization. Daily life in Denmark is digitised, whether in private life, at work, or in encounters with the Danish public sector.
The strategy focuses on government and critical infrastructure, as well as citizens and businesses. External cyber threats demand a joint effort if we are to protect Denmark for malicious cybercrime and cyber espionage. The Danish National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security will further strengthen the effort with a number of new initiatives that will tie the overall effort together. With this strategy, the government is allocating a total of DKK 270 million to 34 new initiatives that will equip us to keep the cyber threat at bay and help Denmark to be digitally secure – also in the future.
With the strategy, the Danish government has defined four strategic objectives, which sets the framework for the development of a stronger and more secure digital Denmark:
1. Robust protection of vital societal functions
We need to be able to maintain functions essential to society and economic activity in a crisis where critical ICT infrastructure is nonfunctional for a short or longer period of time.
2. Increased level of skills and management commitment
Cyber and information security must be committed in top management, and skills must be strengthened. This applies to an overview of assets, vulnerabilities and knowledge of potential threats.
3. Strengthening of the cooperation between the public and private sector
Government agencies and businesses need to cooperate more closely and share knowledge and experiences about threats and incidents.
4. Active participation in the international fight against the cyber threat
International cooperation in the EU, UN, NATO and like-minded countries must be strengthened. It must be difficult and consequential to conduct cyberattacks against Denmark.