India ranks 10th in International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity Index

India secured the 10th position, moving up 37 places, in  Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 rankings released by the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies’ (UNICT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The US has topped the chart, followed by the UK and Saudi Arabia sharing the second position. 

While, across the Asia-pacific region, India is ranked 4th as per the GCI 2020. In the list, Estonia stands third, Russian Federation, UAE and Malaysia jointly rank fifth in the index.   

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At APAC rankings, both Singapore and Korea rank 1st with a score of 98.52 each. At the same time, Malaysia and Japan hold the second and third spots with a score of 98.06 and 97.82, respectively. India joins the list as fourth with an overall score of 97.49, underlining its commitment to cybersecurity. India’s relentless work for the past few years has brought such an improvement in its ranking in GCI Index.   

The Indian mission said that the country could rank fourth among Asia-Pacific nations because of its hard work and commitment to cybersecurity. “In a big leap, India jumps 37 places to be ranked 10th in Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020 launched by @ITU,” Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, Geneva, earlier on Tuesday, tweeted.   

GCI assesses and ranks the countries based on their cybersecurity performance related to legal, technical and organisational measures, capacity building, and cooperation. All the countries’ performance and commitment are assessed through a question-based online survey, and then based on the survey result, their overall score is aggregated.  

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