Aspects of cybersecurity: The case of legal regulation in Lithuania

Darius Štitilis, Valdas Klišauskas

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Lately a lot of attention has been given to legal regulation of cybersecurity. This article will review legal regulation of cybersecurity in Lithuania. Historical retrospective o f legal regulation of cybersecurity in Lithuania will be discussed, strategic Lithuanian cybersecurity documents will be analysed, and the Law on Cybersecurity of the Republic o f Lithuania will be analysed and evaluated. After a comparative analysis of cybersecurity strategies and laws and a review o f legal regulation o f cybersecurity in Lithuania, gaps o f law-making and of other measures were distinguished, and corresponding conclusions were made. The adoption of the new Law on Cybersecurity, which regulates many important institutes, is evaluated positively. But with regard to the current legal regulation on cybersecurity in Lithuania additional measures are necessary (functions of institutions that formulate cybersecurity policy and perform control functions have not been detailed and distinguished, also functions o f the Lithuanian national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) are not foreseen in the Law on Cybersecurity, etc.).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
JournalJournal of Security and Sustainability Issues
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Cybersecurity
  • Legal regulation
  • Strategies
  • Law

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