Leading countries based on global cyber security ranking (GCI) 2018

This statistic presents a ranking of the countries with the highest commitment to cyber security based on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) in 2018. During the measured period, the United Kingdom ranked first with a GCI score of 0.931. The United States were ranked second with a GCI score of 0.926 index points.

Countries with the highest commitment to cyber security based on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) in 2018

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

141 respondents

Special properties

ITU member states

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The five pillars of the GCI: 1. Legal: Measured based on the existence of legal institutions and frameworks dealing with cybersecurity and cybercrime.
2. Technical: Measured based on the existence of technical institutions and frameworks dealing with cybersecurity.
3. Organizational: Measured based on the existence of policy coordination institutions and strategies for cybersecurity development at the national level.
4. Capacity Building: Measured based on the existence of research and development, education and training programmes; certified professionals and public sector agencies fostering capacity building.
5. Cooperation: Measured based on the existence of partnerships, cooperative frameworks and information sharing networks.

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