The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published the "Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 (GCI 2017)", reporting on the commitment of its 193 member states to cybersecurity and identifying areas requiring improvement.
Published on 5 July 2017, GCI 2017 demonstrates the relationship of cause and effect between the growth of information and communication technologies and their illicit use, making cybersecurity a growing priority for policy-makers around the world. It also highlights the evident gap between countries in terms of awareness, understanding, knowledge and capacity to deploy appropriate strategies.
Singapore, the United States of America and Malaysia are the countries considered most committed to cybersecurity. Portugal ranks 55th in the world index and 27th in Europe.
- ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 shows improvements and strengthening of global cybersecurity agenda http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR29.aspx