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Global Cybersecurity Index

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Cybersecurity GCI


The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a trusted reference that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level – to raise awareness of the importance and different dimensions of the issue. As cybersecurity has a broad field of application, cutting across many industries and various sectors, each country’s level of development or engagement is assessed along five pillars – (i) Legal Measures, (ii) Technical Measures, (iii) Organizational Measures, (iv) Capacity Development, and (v) Cooperation – and then aggregated into an overall score.

Based on a multi‐stakeholder approach and initiative, the GCI leverages the capacity and expertise of different organizations (see key partners below), with the objectives of improving the quality of the survey, fostering international cooperation, and promoting knowledge exchange on this topic. The ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA)​ ​provides the general foundation and framework for the initiative.​
Method for GCI v4: For each of the pillars – (i) legal, (ii) technical, (iii) organizational, (iv) capacity development, and (v) cooperation – country commitment was assessed through a question-based online survey, which further allowed for the collection of supporting evidence. Through consultation with a group of experts, these questions were weighted in order to arrive at an overall GCI score.

​Update: This is to inform Member States of the current progress of the GCIv4​: The publication of the GCIv4 report is tentatively set for June 2021.​​​


The GCIv4 expert group meeting held 15 October was attended by 76 experts coming from Member States, ITU-D Sector members, private sectors and academia. The event was for informational purposes only to guide experts on how to distribute/recommend weightage to the GCIv4 indicators, sub-indicators and micro-indicators. 

Invitation to participate in Weightage Expert Group (Eng​lish, عربي​​中文​​, Español​FrançaisРусский)​ 
Weightage Expert Group Terms of Reference (English, عربي​​中文​​, Español​​​FrançaisРус​ский​)​ 


​Invitation letter (Englishعربي​​中文​​, EspañolFrançaisРусский​)​ 
​​Guidelines for Member States​
Reference model​
​​GCIv4 Questionnaire: (English, French​, Russian, Spanish​)

​​Third iteration
2018 Global Cybersecurity Index (v3)Download Report GCI v3 (2018).
Second iteration
2017 Global Cybersecurity Index (v2). Background & resources and Download Report GCI v2 (2017).

First iteration
2014 Global Cybersecurity Index (v1). Background & resources and Download Report GCI v1 (2014). 


​​GCI 2018 (v3)​​​

​​​​Digital ecosystems are not created equal …​
Georgia ranks 9th in Europe for cyber security​
How are governments staying safe? ITU releases its third Global Cybersecurity Index​
Which Country is #1 in Cybersecurity?​
Adaptive Security Market - Global Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2019-2024​
Cybersecurity steps to keep hackers at bay​
Thai cybersecurity ranking dips to 35th​
Cyber Security In Ghana: Talk Or Action?​
​Nigeria’s fight against cybercrimes ranked 57th globally​
Jordan ranks 8th regionally, 74th globally on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018​
CrowdReviews Partnered with Explore Exhibitions to Announce: 5th Global Cyber Security Forum September 18, 2019 Beirut, Lebanon​

​EAEU digitalization will improve member states' international ratings — official​
Software Market Growth Rate 2019 | Rising Trends, Demand Status and Growth Potential in Information & Communications ​
Which Countries Are Best-Prepared for Cybercrime Response?​
US among global leaders in cybersecurity, report finds​

Rising levels of cybercrime renews focus on cybersecurity in Central Asia​
​Fighting Hackers: The development of cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia​​
How would you improve Australia's cyber security?​
Counting the cost of Middle East cyberattacks​
From Finland to Afghanistan: cybercrime exposure down to strategy​​
​Growing Concern at Cyber Cap​abilities of Terrorist Groups in Africa

​L’ANSSI-Bénin s’organise pour la deuxième édition du Hackerlab​​
Using human values‐based approach to understand cross‐cultural commitment toward regulation and governance of cybersecurity​
​Lebanon is finally seeking to leapfrog into digitally empowered spheres​
The Business Of Cybersecurity And Cloud In 21st Century Nigeria​
​Vietnam sets up cybersecurity emergency response centre​
Riyadh forum to encourage investment in cybersecurity
The Complexities of Kazakhstan’s Cybersecurity Landscape: Facing the Challenges​​
​Africa is fertile ground for cybercrime​

Qatar- Islamic fintech important tool to meet sustainable development: QCB Governor​
National cyber security agency to be formed, says MTIC minister​
​​Gauging A Global Commitment To Digital Safety​​
​Australia shoots up in cyber security rankings
Threats still lurk for RI despite improving cybersecurity​​
Moody’s, Nasdaq and many others choosing Lithuania for cyber security GBS functions
Global adaptive security market demand and status future growth by 2025​​
Adaptive Security Market Growth, Size, Analysis, Outlook by 2019  – Trends, Opportuni​ties and Forecast to 2027​
​Minister: Armenia ranked 79th in Global Cybersecurity Index​
Security vs efficiency: smart ports in a post-COVID-19 era
Cybersecurity Dynamics: Securing Information Infrastructure in African Economies​
Massive shift to digital space increases the need for Cyber Security experts
S. Korea to spend 670 bln won on cyber security by 2023​

​​GCI 2017 (v2)​​​

​​​​What Can We Learn From the ‘Global State of Infor​mation Se​curity ​Survey 2018’?​​​​​​
​Rwanda, Mauritius top Africa in 2017 global cyber security index​​​
The state of PH cybersecurity​​​​​​
Netherlands Ranks Top-15 in ITU Global Cyber Security Index 2017​​​​​​
Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 reveals that 50% of countries have no cybersecurity strategy in place​​​ UN cyber security index 2017: At 23rd, India ahead of Germany, China, but Singapore on top​​​​
​​​India ranks 23rd among 165 nations in c​​ybersecurity index​​ U.N. survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singa​​pore​​​​
ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 shows improvements and strengthening of global cybersecurity agenda​​​​ VN f​alls in world cyber security index​​​
Singapore tops ITU's Global Cybersecurity Index 2017​​​​
Automotive Cybersecurity Market to Reach USD 8.61 Billion By 2027 | CAGR of 21.7%: Emergen Research​
​​ Thailand ranks 20th in global cybersecurity ranking ​
Preparing for disruption: Technological Readiness Ranking​
​​Cyber Risk Scenarios, the Financial System, and Systemic Risk Assessment​

​​​GCI 2014 (v1)​

ITU starts Global Cybersecurity Index​ Malaysia ranks third in Global Cybersecurity Index​​​​​
Top countries best prepared against cyberattacks​​​
Estonia ranks fifth in the global cybersecurity index​
How do you work out a country’s level of cybersecurity?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ United Nations Launches Global Cybersecurity Index​​​​
​​Measuring the Information Society Report​ 2015, Chapter 1​​​​​​​​US has greatest commitment to cybersecurity, global index reveals​​​
​​​Cybersecurity Indexes in Cybersecurity Experts Blog at National Cybersecurity Institute​​​​​​​Egypt Ranked Ninth at Global Cybersecurity Index​​​​​
UK ranks ​fifth​ i​n global cyber security rankings​​​​​ Νορβηγία, η πιο “ετοιμοπόλεμη” ευρωπαϊκή χώρα στην αντιμετώπιση ψηφιακών απειλών​ (Greek only)​​​​​​
Oman third be​st prepared in world to thwart cyber attacks​​​​​​​​Latvia Takes 7th Place in Global Cyber Security Index​
Uruguay es el segundo país de América Latina y octavo del mundo en seguridad informática (Spanish only​)