Latvian state administration, society and economy depend on the opportunities and services ensured by information and communication technology (hereinafter – ICT), and ICT determines the existence of information society in Latvia.

With the increasing trend of society’s range and use of services in cyber space, the number of cyber attacks and methods in which attacks are carried out is increasing respectively.

To reduce and prevent the risks and threats in cyber space, a unified and coordinated cyber security policy involving both the public and private sector is required. The Cyber Security Strategy of Latvia lays down strategic priorities in developing cyber security policy and an accompanying action plan will be introduced in the first half of 2014. The Strategy has been developed in line with documents of international organisations, especially the EU and NATO as well as according to the measures specified in the National Security Concept and the State Defence Concept.