International Cybersecurity Cooperation Dataset (ICCD)

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The International Cybersecurity Cooperation Dataset (ICCD) contains over 350 entries. It is a best effort attempt at cataloging all international cybersecurity ‘agreements’ between governments. ICCD contains metadata about each agreement, and marks each entry so that they can be sorted by which subtopic within cybersecurity each pertains to. These subtopics are referred to as ‘typologies’. ICCD also includes additional data on ‘related variables’, describing the governments involved in each agreement, to illustrate a fuller picture.

ICCD was used to facilitate the graduate research project, AN ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OVER CYBERSECURITY (paper available here). ICCD, along with AN ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OVER CYBERSECURITY, are both available for free and public use under a Creative Commons By Attribution License. For a complete description of ICCD, along with the initial findings it has facilitated, reference the accompanying research paper (linked again).

ICCD can be thought of as two separate datasets (divided into separate sheets), one for bilateral and one for multilateral/multistakeholder agreements. This is because the two types of agreements benefit from being compared with different types of influencing data. For example, the range in polity between the two participating countries when considering bilateral agreements is revealing, while doing the same for agreements brokered through organizations as broad as the United Nations is rather useless because all types of political systems are represented.

ICCD contains the following data about each agreement:

  • Title
  • Date
  • Organization
  • Description
  • Typology
    • Discussion and Dialogue
    • Research
    • Confidence Building Measures
    • Incident Response
    • Cybercrime
    • Capacity Building
    • Activity Limiting
    • Defense
    • Terrorism
  • Link
  • Bi / Multi
  • Notes

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Special Thanks:

  • Polity IV Project
    A special thanks to the Center for Systemic Peace for their explicit written permission in allowing ICCD to include a limited amount of polity data to facilitate further insights.
  • Cyber Norms Index
    This dataset sourced a limited number of documents from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Cyber Norms Index.
  • INCYDER Dataset
    This dataset also sourced a limited number of documents from the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (NATO CCDCOE) INCYDER Dataset.

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Lucas Ashbaugh


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