India ranks 23rd in second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017

  • The UN telecommunications agency, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), recently released its second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index (CGI) which ranks countries of the world depending on their national policy against cybercrime — which ascertains there cybersecurity commitment.

  • The index has placed India at a high 23rd position.

  • India is ranked 23rd on the index with a score of 0.683 and has been listed in the “maturing” category.

  • Maturing category refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitments to cyber security and engage in cyber security programmes and initiatives.

Fodder Points for Mains:

  • The findings show that there is “space for further improvement in cooperation” at all levels. The report advocates for encouraging governments to consider national policies that take into account cybersecurity and encourage private citizens to make smart decisions online.

Source:Economic Times

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