India jumps 37 spots to be ranked 10th in Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

Permanent Mission of India (UN) stated that India rose from 47th rank to occupy a spot in the top 10 GCI rankings. Representative image by PixabayAccording to a report from the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency responsible for information and communications technologies (ICT), India has moved up 37 positions to rank 10th in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020.The Permanent Mission of India (UN) stated that India rose from 47th to be in the top 10 GCI rankings. It leapt 37 places to rank 10th in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), which was launched by ITU. The tweet was posted on June 29.The United States topped the list. Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom tied for second place. Estonia was ranked third, while three countries -- Korea Singapore and Spain -- occupied the fourth spot on the list. Three countries shared the fifth spot: Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and Russia Federation.The GCI 2020 ranked Lithuania sixth, Japan seventh and Canada eighth, while France was ninth.India leapt 37 places to rank 10th in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), 2020 launched by @ITU4th in Asia-PacificThis is a demonstration of India's commitment and success in cybersecurity. @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar #GoI_MeitY@MEAIndia at UN, Geneva (@IndiaUNGeneva), June 29, 2021With an overall score of 97.49, the country is ranked fourth in the Asia-Pacific region. With a score of 98.52, Singapore and Korea tied for first place. Japan (97.82), ranked second, and Malaysia (98.06) third in the region.GCI is an ITU composite index that measures the commitment of its 194 members to cybersecurity awareness by raising awareness.According to its website, the GCI is a reliable reference that measures countries' commitment to cybersecurity at a global scale. It raises awareness about the issue's importance and other dimensions.Because cybersecurity is a wide-ranging field of application that cuts across industries and different sectors, each country's level of engagement or development is evaluated along five pillars: legal measures, technical measures (capacity development and cooperation measures), and then aggregated to create an overall score.A question-based online survey was used to assess country commitment for each of the pillars. This allowed for further collection of supporting evidence. These questions were weighed in consultation with experts to determine an overall GCI score.The ITU has released the fourth edition of the GCI report. Six years ago, the first edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index was published. The Global Cybersecurity Index's latest edition will encourage further action to secure digital ecosystems that are needed for growth and recovery. It added that it hopes it will help reduce the gap in cybercapacity between developed and emerging countries by encouraging knowledge, upskilling and building competencies.