Regional—Critical Infrastructure Digitalization and Resilience (CIDR)

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2021-2026

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Solutions: Digital Acceleration

The Critical Infrastructure Digitalization and Resilience (CIDR) activity assists countries of the Western Balkans, Black Sea Region, and South Caucasus to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the legal, workforce, and investment needs that support cybersecurity of infrastructure.

Working with host governments, infrastructure operators, and their partners, CIDR aims to help countries raise the quality of their cybersecurity through country-led programs. This support assists critical infrastructure systems such as energy, telecommunications, and e-services to be defended from cyberattacks and resilient so they can continue to provide citizens with essential services.

Sample Activities

  • Assist countries to establish the coordination bodies, policies, and frameworks necessary to advance cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.
  • Consult with key entities on identifying and addressing cybersecurity threats and acquiring related technology and expertise.
  • Work with employers, educators, and other partners to develop the cybersecurity workforce.
  • Establish networks of national and regional key entities that will share data about the identification of and response to cybersecurity threats.


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