As per the ranking, India has moved up by 37 places to rank as the tenth best country in the world in the Global Cyber security Index (GCI) 2020 launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on June 29, 2021.
The US topped the chart, followed by the UK and Saudi Arabia tied on the second position, while Estonia was ranked third in the index. India has also secured the fourth position in the Asia Pacific region, underlining its commitment to cyber security.
GCI assessment is done on the basis of performance on five parameters of cyber security including legal measures, technical measures, organisational measures, capacity development, and cooperation. The performance is then aggregated into an overall score.
India scored a total of 97.5 points from a possible maximum of 100 points, to make it to the tenth position worldwide in the GCI 2020. In the Asia Pacific region, South Korea and Singapore are on top with a score of 98.52, which ranks fourth globally. Other countries at the top of the index include Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia (98.06) at fifth place, Lithuania at sixth, Japan at seventh and Canada, France and India at the subsequent positions.
Among other countries, Turkey (97.49) was ranked 11th, Germany (97.41) at 13th, China (92.53) at 33rd and Israel (90.93) at 36th position.