Cooperative Models for Effective Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have evolved to protect the digital economy in many countries, patient to overcome fragmentation and under assist in operating under different legal frameworks.

...But this natural evolution means that there is no common definition of what constitutes a PPP.

In a world where threats to infrastructure do not respect national borders, the European Network and Information Security Agency’s (ENISA) new PPPs guide with 36 recommendations on how to successfully build a PPP, underlines the need for a common understanding across Europe.

The executive director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, comments: "There is a need for a truly international, global approach to cyber security and critical information infrastructure protection. No country can create a CIIP strategy in isolation, as there are no national boundaries in cyber-space. PPPs are consequently one of the agenda items for the special EU-US Working Group on cyber-security and cyber-crime."

The guide draws on input from 30 questionnaires and 15 in-depth interviews with both public and private sector stakeholders across twenty countries. It also describes and maps PPPs from the USA, Canada and Australia, identifying critical success factors for information sharing, and ways forward for international collaboration.

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