Malta is increasingly dependent upon the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), to the extent that its disruption may affect service, business and potentially, everyday life.
Inherently, the technology, its constituent elements, the data it carries, as well as its users, which together constitute cyber space - are far from perfect. Cyberspace is thus at risk of vulnerabilities, some of which involve genuine human error, whilst others are exposed to malicious intent. Hence the need for cyber security, that ensures the safety, confidentiality, integrity and availability of cyberspace.
Addressing cyber security on a national scale essentially calls for a planned, collective and systemic approach. Hence, the need to have a National Cyber Security Strategy which will protect systems, networks and information on the internet, together with the people who make use of these services respectively.