CyberBRICS: Mapping Cybersecuity Frameworks in the BRICS

This book stems from the CyberBRICS project, which is the first initiative to develop a comparative analysis of the digital policies developed by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. BRICS have been chosen as a focus not only because their digital policies are affecting more than 40% of the global population – i.e. roughly 3.2 billion individuals living in such countries – but also all the individuals and businesses willing to use technologies developed in the BRICS or trading digital goods and services with these countries. Given the complexity of digital policies in general and cybersecurity in particular – not to mention
the specificities of BRICS countries – this work aims at laying the foundation on which more research on cybersecurity and digital policy in the BRICS can and will be developed.

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“The first and biggest challenge facing cybersecurity is raising awareness. This study connects directly with this gap, it examines and conveys what the real problems are. This work is a turning point and a great legacy as a way of what the BRICS must follow in this increasingly interconnected world.”

Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski,
President of the Development Bank of Minas Gerais. Former Director General, Strategy and Partnerships at the New Development Bank.

“A fundamental mission of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is to build confidence and security in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This book is an extremely relevant work, offering incredibly valuable material for policymakers and other stakeholders alike, guiding the reader through the details of cybersecurity frameworks in the BRICS.”

Bruno Ramos, Director for the Americas Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union.

“BRICS countries are quietly shaping parallel institutions providing new infrastructure investment, regulating trade, facilitating international payments, and carrying out (cyber)security and diplomatic dialogues. This volume is a critical work to understand the interplay between BRICS cybersecurity and policy priorities. A highly relevant contribution in the realm of BRICS digital policy and a must-read for anyone seeking to understand cybersecurity in the Post-western World.”

Oliver Stuenkel,
Professor of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), São Paulo. Author of “Post-Western World”.

“Digital policies are at the heart of major national and international challenges. The economic and political relevance of the BRICS countries brings a non-Western perspective to the debate and makes this book is an essential reading for understanding the challenges of cybersecurity and how new technologies will shape international relations, our economies and our societies.”

Evandro Carvalho,
Professor of International Law FGV Law School. Head of the Center for Brazil-China Studies at FGV.