ITU’s global cybersecurity outlook: Singapore keeps the highest level

May 14, 2018
Last updated: 14/05/2018

Not long ago the specialists from ITU (International Telecommunication Union) conducted global cybersecurity research. Its results have been released lately.

They came to the point that there is a gap in cyber preparedness around the globe.

Singapore is on the first position, and this suggests that the country is well-prepared for cyber crimes and seems to be the safest one relating to this issue.

Nevertheless, the situation in some states with high living standards is even worse than in developing states.

Wealthy countries create a fertile soil for e-crime, but an advanced economy does not guarantee 100% cyber defense.

The next after Singapore in top ten most commitment countries is the USA. This is followed by Malaysia, Oman, Estonia, Mauritius, Australia, Georgia, France and Canada. India takes the 23rd position, China is only 32nd.

The rating is based on evaluation of the data concerning legal and technological organizations in a country, education and research level, international cooperation and network availability.

"As the global community rapidly embraces ICTs as key enabler for social and economic development, it is vital that cybersecurity is made an integral and indivisible part of the digital transformation," said Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau.

Well, in the present context of cyberdefense level all over the world, it is vital for any individual to start caring about personal safety on the network. A reliable tool that is able to provide netizens with safety and privacy is considered to be a VPN service. It keeps personal information free from danger with the help of data encrypting protocols.