United Nations publishes Global Cybersecurity Index 2017
- Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 09:04
ITU, the United Nations’ agency for information and communication technology, has published the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 (GCI-2017), which measures the commitment of ITU's 193 Member States to cybersecurity and helps to identify areas for improvement.
"At ITU, we are committed to making the Internet more secure, safer and trustworthy, for the benefit of all," said Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General. "While the impact generated by cyber attacks, such as those carried out as recently as 27 June 2017, may not be eliminated completely, prevention and mitigation measures to reduce the risks posed by cyber-related threats can and should always be put in place."
In addition to showing the overall cybersecurity commitment of ITU's 193 Member States, the index also shows the improvement and strengthening of all GCI indicators, which are defined by the five pillars of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda as: legal, technical, organizational, capacity building and international cooperation.
The GCI-2017 also shows that there is space for further improvement in cooperation at all levels, capacity building and organizational measures.
Download the full ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 at: bit.ly/ITUcybersecurity2017