Oman Ranked First in Arab States Global Cybersecurity Index Released by ABI Research and ITU

Oyster Bay, New York - 20 Nov 2013

The International Telecommunication Union initiated the development of a Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), a project that aims to effectively measure each nation state’s level of cybersecurity development. The ITU would like to announce the results of the first phase of the GCI: the regional ranking for the Arab States. Oman has ranked first with an index of 0.765, followed by Morocco in second place with 0.559. A total of 22 countries were analyzed in this regional index.

The project identified 17 performance metrics with five categories (legal, technical, organizational measures, capacity building, and cooperation) against which each country’s level of development was ranked. The objective is to publish five further regional indices to eventually compose one global index.


The GCI project is a joint effort between the ITU and ABI Research, a market intelligence company specializing in global technology markets. Under the arrangement, BDT’s Cybersecurity and ICT Applications Division (CYB) and ABI Research develop the ranking mechanism, perform the primary research, and benchmark national capabilities.


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For more information about the GCI, please visit the website here: .


These findings are part of ABI Research’s Cybersecurity Research Service , which includes Market Data, Competitive Assessments, and Analyses.


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