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The UN has released its annual report on global cybersecurity. The report aims to measure which countries are most committed to making the web more secure, scoring countries according to five pillars: technical, organizational, legal, cooperation and growth potential.
As it pertains to cybersecurity threats, most of the world has its guard down.
That’s according to findings released today by the United Nations in its Global Cybersecurity Index. To formulate its report, the UN gauged commitment in 134 member countries to defend against cyberattacks, according to five pillars: technical, organizational, legal, cooperation and growth potential. Most countries, the report finds, have much room for improvement.
The UN’s analysis is being released amid a flurry of cyberattacks, with the most recent taking place in Ukraine. Another affected Merk in the US last month. Prior to that, the WannaCry attack knocked out England’s National Health Service.
To determine UN member states’ commitment to cybersecurity, the UN quizzed each with weighted questions in accordance with the previously mentioned pillars to determine an overall score. The results reveal an increasing commitment to cybersecurity throughout he world, the UN says.
“However, there is space for further improvement in cooperation at all levels, capacity building an organizational measures,” the report reads. “While commitment in Europe remains very high in the legal and technical fields in particular, the challenging situation in the Africa and Americas regions shows need for continued engagement and support.”
The 10 countries that lead in terms of their commitment to cybersecurity aren’t clustered in any one region. There’s one from Africa, one from the Arab states, one from the Commonwealth of Independent States, three from Asia and the Pacific, two from Europe and two from the Americas.
These are the 10 most committed countries, according to the UN.