Explained : How India was Ranked 10th in The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

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According to The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020, India secured 10th position with an overall score of 97.49 whereas the United States of America stood first with a score of 100/100 and India arch-rival China is at the rank of 33 with a score of 92.53 despite shielded internet facilities.

New Delhi (ABC Live India): The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs in the last week of June 2021 released a report titled The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020.

The need for safe and secure cyberspace has become more important than ever, especially as we all grow increasingly dependent on “digital lifelines”. One of the greatest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been finding ways to meaningfully connect with each other, despite uncertainty, anxiety, and change. Even prior to the pandemic, cybersecurity was essential to keeping us safe online so that we could carry out critical day-to-day functions.

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) was first launched in 2015 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of 193 The ITU Member States and the State of Palestine to cybersecurity to help them identify areas of improvement and encourage countries to take action, through raising awareness on the state of cybersecurity worldwide.

As cybersecurity risks, priorities, and resources evolve, the GCI has also adapted to give a more accurate snapshot of cybersecurity measures taken by countries.

This report aims to better understand countries’ commitments to cybersecurity, identify gaps, encourage the incorporation of good practices, and provide useful insights for countries to improve their cybersecurity postures. Countries have reported using the GCI to facilitate:

  • Discussions through formally established forums that enable self-assessments and better coordination;
  • Gathering insights about overall national initiatives and resources used to manage cybersecurity at the national level;
  • Benchmarking against good practices, partners, and regional neighbors;
  • Awareness raising among various stakeholders on coordination needs at a national level.

The Index maps 82 questions on Member State cybersecurity commitments across five pillars:

  • Legal measures;
  • Technical measures;
  • Organizational measures;
  • Capacity development measures;
  •  Cooperation measures.

According to The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 India secured 10th position with an overall score of 97.49 whereas the United States of America stood first with a score of 100/100 and India arch-rival China is at the rank of 33 with a score of 92.53 despite shielded internet facilities.

India Secured 10th Rank in The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020.

The United States of America Tops The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020.

China remained at 33 ranks in Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

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