What are the main challenges that Brazil faces to prevent threats in the cybersecurity field, such as cyber attacks? Who are the social actors with a key role in this theme? How can they work together to mitigate existing risks? The search for answers to these questions encouraged the Igarapé Institute to systematize, analyze and gather the existing knowledge on Brazil’s cybersecurity governance landscape.


The Brazilian Cybersecurity Portal gathers analyzes, research, norms and other documents on national cybersecurity. Thus, it intends to strengthen the skills for a collective action by the civil society, the academic community, the public authorities and the private sector in order to build a more secure, cooperative, resilient and sustainable digital environment.


The security of data, systems, networks and connected infrastructures is an important dimension for the development of an increasingly connected society. The risks associated with Brazil’s growing digitization impact all sectors, but each of these sectors experience similar challenges in specific ways.


What is more, while sectors and organizations might be aware of the risks they face, they fall short in understanding the networked effects of cross-sector digital interdependence challenges. That is why, throughout 2020 and 2021, we worked with experts from different sectors to develop a digital risk map that could assist in the process of building a holistic approach to digital security in Brazil while also providing concrete measures to address key risks trends.

The document “Mapping Digital Risks: a multistakeholder agenda for digital security in Brazil” presents the main trends for digital threats in the next decade and outlines key mitigation strategies in order to build multistakeholder policies for an inclusive, safe and resilient digital environment.