E-Learning Course on OSCE Cyber Confidence-Building Measures

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Cybil code: G0847

Status: Ongoing

From: Mar 2021






In 2021, the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department launched an e-learning course on OSCE cyber/ICT security Confidence-Building Measures that anyone can benefit from.



The course aims to raise awareness among non-experts and to bolster the knowledge of experts toward further strengthening cyber/ICT security in the OSCE area.


The OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department launched a new e-learning course on OSCE cyber/ICT security Confidence-Building Measures on 22 March 2021.

Cyber/ICT security Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) offer concrete tools to enhance interstate transparency, communication, and co-operation in cyberspace. Since 2013, OSCE participating States have adopted 16 such measures.

Cyber/ICT security is a transnational issue as it relates to digital networks, which transcend borders and connect people in a global cyberspace. While States bear the primary responsibility for national cybersecurity, regional and international processes also play a role in addressing the security of information and communication technologies.

Over three modules, the interactive course introduces participants to the topic of cyber/ICT security and briefly discusses the international and regional context before focusing on the 16 OSCE cyber/ICT security CBMs in detail. The course features interactive elements, such as knowledge checks and a learning scenario, as well as video presentations from a number of OSCE participating States (Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States) who share their experiences with the practical implementation of individual CBMs.

The course is available in English and Russian.


This course provides an overview of OSCE’s work in the field of cyber/ICT security to further raise awareness of CBMs and support their meaningful implementation.


Over 650 learners have already enrolled in the course.


The project activities included designing the course and maintaining its online presence.


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Other website links:

To access the e-learning course, participants are invited to register on the OSCE’s e-learning platform:

Press releases on the project are available at (English: launch of course in English), (English: launch of course in Russian) and (Russian: launch of course in Russian).


Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) – Image courtesy of OSCE.

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