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India ranks 23 of 193 countries on Global Cyber security Index 2017 – UN

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As per UN  International Telecommunication Union (ITU),Cyber-Security Index, India ranks 23rd out of the 193 countries with a score of 0.683 . ITU is a specialised ICT agency under the United Nations that is responsible for allocation global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, along with developing technical network standards.

  • Singapore tops the charts with a 0.925 score with the highest level.
  • China comes behind India at 34th position & Russia is ranked 11th

The top 10 most committed countries to cyber security are

Countries Rank
Singapore 1
United States 2
Malaysia 3
Oman 4
Estonia 5
Mauritius 6
Australia 7
Georgia 8
France 9
Canada 10 

Global Cyber-Security Index(CGI)

The GCI categorizes India as a “Maturing Country” which refers to countries with a GCI score between 50 and 89 percentile..In addition to showing the overall cybersecurity commitment of ITUs 193 member-states, the Index also shows the improvement and strengthening of the five pillars of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda: legal, India ranks 23 of 193 countries on Global Cyber security Index 2017 - UNtechnical, organisational, capacity building and international cooperation.

  • In the Asia-Pacific region, India takes the number 8 spot on index.
  • Apart from France, European countries fared poorly in the survey and Equatorial Guinea finished last with a score of zero.
Asia and the Pacific region Score Global rank
Singapore
Malaysia
Australia
Japan
Republic of Korea
New Zealand
Thailand
India
0.925
0.893
0.824
0.786
0.782
0.718
0.684
0.683
1
3
7
11
13
19
20
23

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) :-

ITU is originally the International Telegraph Union, is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies.

  • Formation – 17 May 1865
  • Type – Specialized Agency
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head  –  Houlin Zhao