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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 Building, 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 v3: For each of the pillars – (i) legal, (ii) technical, (iii) organizational, (iv) capacity building, 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.

The current edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI v3)​ – which measures the commitment of Member States to cybersecurity in order to raise awareness – was elaborated with an enhanced index, more open consultations and more partners.​



Link to the Global Cyber Security Index v3 (2018/2019)  | Download..​.


​Invitation letter (Englishعربي​​中文​​, EspañolFrançaisРусский​)​ 
​​​Questionnaire guide​​​​ (Englishعربي​​, 中文​​, EspañolFrançais,Русский​)​​​​
Guide​lines to Member States​
Presentation: GCI overview​​
Reference model​​​​​

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 …​
Feature: advent of 5G and IoT looks set to ramp up UK cybersecurity threat​
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​

​​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​​​​How CyberSecurity Malaysia industry certification helped win 3rd place ranking: Global CyberSecurity Index 2017​​​
​​ Thailand ranks 20th in global cybersecurity ranking ​
Preparing for disruption: Technological Readiness Ranking​

​​​GCI 2014 (v1)​

ITU starts Global Cybersecurity Index​ Malaysia ranks third in Global Cybersecurity Index​​​​​
Canada ranks 2nd in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI)​​​​​​​ 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​)
Top countries best prepared against cyberattacks​​​