UN Survey Ranks Countries in Global Cyber-Security Index: Singapore Tops the Chart

In the present world, online security is now one of the major concerns for the national defense. This is because cyber-attacks are becoming more advanced and have the potential of robbing companies, locking up hospitals, and knocking down energy grids. The Global Cybersecurity Index of United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) overlooks at the defense competencies in 134 countries, aiming 5 factors: organizational and technical institutions, legal, their research and educational capabilities, their assistance in data-sharing networks, and growth potential. The index graded countries in numerous ways, comprising those “most dedicated” to cybersecurity..

The recent Global Cybersecurity Index has graded Singapore as the finest in the world when considered about tackling cybercrimes, fostering cybersecurity abilities, and enhancing data-sharing networks. However, many other wealthy countries have flaws in their defenses and few poorer countries are presenting them how it should be done, according to the UN survey. Also, it said that wealth nurtures cybercrime, but it does not mechanically produce cybersecurity, so the administrations need to ensure they are equipped.

The survey said, “Cybersecurity is a network where organizations, laws, cooperation, technical application, and skills need to be in concord to be most effectual. The network’s degree of interconnectivity indicates that everything and anything can be exposed, and anything from our basic human rights to national critical infrastructure can be jeopardized. There is still an apparent hole between countries in terms of knowledge, understanding, awareness, and lastly capacity to set up the suitable strategies, programs, and capabilities.”

The Global Cybersecurity Index positioned the United States on 2, but several other high-rated countries belonged to the developing or small economies. The remaining top 3–10 were:

  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Estonia
  • Mauritius
  • Australia
  • Georgia
  • France
  • Canada

It positioned 11th to Russia and 25th to India, one step ahead of Germany, and 34th to China. As per the survey, the essential first step is to implement a national security approach, but 50% of countries have none.

The survey said, “The information assembled indicates that the developing countries have shortages killed cybersecurity experts as well as a systematic appreciation and the essential training on cybersecurity concerns for law implementation, and sustained challenges in the legislative and judiciary branches.”

Amongst the countries that scored high than their economic growth was the 57th-positioned North Korea, which was taken down by its “cooperation” score but still scored 3 positions ahead of much-richer Spain. Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, and Monaco—which are the smallest rich countries—were all below the second half of the ranking table. But no country did awful than Equatorial Guinea that scored zero.

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