November, 25, 2017
Sri Lanka is ranked 72nd in a global ranking of 164 countries that measures strength of countries cyber security strategy, according to latest issue of Global Cyber Security Index (GCI) – 2017 released by the UN Telecommunication Agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The ranking was based on countries legal, technical and organizational and research capabilities and their cooperation in information – sharing networks.
On this ranking, Sri Lanka has been listed in the maturing stage category (GCI score between the 50th and 89th percentile) which refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitment to cyber security and engage in cyber security programs and initiative. Other Asian Countries listed in this maturing category includes Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal and Brunei.