United States Ranked Most Committed to Cybersecurity Followed by Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and Oman In Global Cybersecurity Index

Oyster Bay, New York - 09 Dec 2014

The final results of the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) have been officially announced at the ITU Telecom World 2014 taking place in Doha, Qatar. The GCI ranks the United States as the country with the highest national cybersecurity commitment, followed by Canada in second place. Jointly in third position are Australia, Malaysia, and Oman. The GCI is a joint project between private sector firm ABI Research and the UN specialized agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The aim of the project is to drive the issue of cybersecurity to the forefront of national agendas. The GCI provides insight into the cybersecurity engagement of sovereign nation states.

Rooted in the ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), the GCI looks at the level of commitment in five areas: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity building, and cooperation. The result is a country-level index and global ranking of cybersecurity readiness. The ultimate goal is to help foster a global culture of cybersecurity and its integration at the core of information and communication technologies.

The GCI offers valuable insights into national projects and best practices. India, for example, has a nation-wide Information Security Education and Awareness Programme in place as well as a number of regional cybersecurity training facilities for law enforcement agencies. The Republic of Korea has developed a National Information Security Index, an objective and quantitative measure for assessing the information security level of the private sector (enterprises and individual Internet users). In Rwanda, through the National CSIRT, the government has established a system for sharing information between government agencies known as the Cyber Security Governance Framework, as well as a public private partnership in the field of cybersecurity for sharing and disseminating information related to cybersecurity issues between the public and private sector.

“The GCI represents a significant step forward not only in terms of international cooperation and public-private partnership, but also in promoting the importance of cybersecurity at the global level. The project can only benefit from increased collaboration and we are pleased that the GCI will find a 2.0 iteration,” comments Michela Menting, Practice Director at ABI Research.

The full country-level index and rankings as well as a worldwide cybersecurity commitment heatmap are available for free here: Global Cybersecurity Index Whitepaper. Further research is provided in ABI Research’s Digital Security Market Research.

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.

About ABI Research

ABI Research provides strategic guidance to visionaries, delivering actionable intelligence on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces across the world. ABI Research's global team of analysts publish groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms, empowering our clients to stay ahead of their markets and their competitors.

ABI Research提供开创性的研究和战略指导,帮助客户了解日新月异的技术。 自1990年以来,我们已与全球数百个领先的技术品牌,尖端公司,具有远见的政府机构以及创新的贸易团体建立了合作关系。 我们帮助客户创造真实的业务成果。

For more information about ABI Research's services, contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific or visit www.abiresearch.com.

Contact ABI Research

Media: Interview an Analyst

Media Contacts

Americas: +1.516.624.2542
Europe: +44.(0).203.326.0142
Asia: +65 6950.5670