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Egypt Ranked Ninth at Global Cybersecurity Index

​​The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) results were announced during ITU Telecom World'14, taking place in Doha on 9 December. 

Egypt was ranked ninth according to the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) which is based on the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda is a framework for international cooperation aimed at enhancing confidence and security in the information society. The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is an ITU-ABI research joint project to rank the cybersecurity capabilities of nation states. 

Cybersecurity has a wide field of application that cuts across many industries and sectors. Each country’s level of development will therefore be analyzed within five categories: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation. 

The 2014 GCI ranks Egypt at the 27th position among 193 countries which is the same rank of countries like France, Spain and Denmark. 

The GCI aims to promote government strategies at a national level, drive implementation efforts across industries and sectors, integrate security into the core of technological progress and foster a global culture of cybersecurity.