The first review of the Oceania Cyber Security Capacity Centre (OCSC) was conducted in the Independent State of Samoa in April 2018 at the invitation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (UN-ITU) and the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC).



The aim of the CMM is to assess the country’s cyber security capacities in order to identify risk and threats and enhance its resilience.


As part of the global constellation of capacity centres working with the University of Oxford’s Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM), at the invitation of governments, the OCSC conducts multi-stakeholder national cybersecurity capacity assessments.

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford developed the CMM as a framework to facilitate the review of the maturity of a country’s cyber security capacity in consultation with 200+ international experts drawn from governments, international organisations, academia, public and private sectors, and civil society. The CMM continues to be refined through expert consultation, with the latest version released in March 2021. As of December 2021, the CMM has been deployed 120+ times in 87 nations across the globe.


The CMM review helped the Independent State of Samoa to identify their own priorities for strengthening capacity and building resilience, providing a pathway forward for the next steps of the cybersecurity journey.


The CMM Review study visit was conducted in April 2018.

As part of this joint mission, ITU and the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) facilitated a national capacity building workshop for Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) in Samoa to further enhance the nation’s cyber security capacity

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