- Among the Asia-Pacific nations, South Korea & Singapore topped the index, while India was ranked 4th.
|1||United States (US)||100|
|2||United Kingdom (UK)||99.54|
Global Cybersecurity Index
i.The index measures the commitment of 193 ITU member States & Palestine to cybersecurity at a global level based on 5 pillars – Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Development, and Cooperation.
ii.The performance of the countries and commitment were assessed through a question-based online survey.
i.The report states that 64% of countries adopted a National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) by 2020.
ii.More than 70% conducted cybersecurity awareness campaigns in 2020 compared to 58% and 66% respectively, in 2018.
iii.More than half of the countries around the world have formed a National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), indicating an 11% increase since 2018.
iv.The report states that many countries and regions lag in areas like Cybersecurity skills training; Finance, healthcare, energy, and other key sectors; critical infrastructure protection; individual data protection.
v.India has been ranked ahead of China (33) & Pakistan (79) in the global cybersecurity ranking of countries.
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About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Secretary General – Houlin Zhao
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