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Rank of Islamic Republic of Iran in Global Cyber Security index is 19 among the world countries

ITU with the help of ABI Research published the final results of Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) in ITU Telecom World 2014. According to this assessment, rank of Islamic Republic of Iran is 19 among the world countries and its rank is 11 in Asia-Pacific region. Many countries share the same ranking which indicates that they have the same level of readiness. The index has a low level of granularity since it aims at capturing the cybersecurity preparedness of country and NOT its detailed vulnerabilities. The following table contains a comparison among Islamic Republic of Iran, Australia (the first county in Asia-Pacific) and USA (the first country in the world).

Country Index Value Legal Technical Organizational Capacity Building Cooporation
Iran 0/2941 0/5 0/3333 0/5 0/125 0/125
Australia 0/75 0/6667 0/875 0/875 0/875 0/625
USA 0/824 1 0/8333 0/875 1 0/5

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) project aims to effectively measure each nation state’s level of cybersecurity development. The ultimate goal is to help foster a global culture of cybersecurity and its integration at the core of information and communication technologies. The project has been launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and private sector company ABI Research. The GCI project finds its basis in the current mandate of the ITU and the related projects and activities of the ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, the BDT.

The ITU is the lead facilitator for WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Action Line C5 for assisting stakeholders in building confidence and security in the use of ICTs at national, regional and international levels. The ITU’s mandate in cybersecurity is further supported by Resolution 69 on the “Creation of national computer incident response teams, particularly for developing countries, and cooperation between them” adopted at the fifth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10) and by Resolution 130 (Guadalajara, 2010) on “Strengthening the role of ITU in building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies”. In this framework, the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) was launched by the ITU Secretary-General as ITU’s framework for international multi-stakeholder cooperation towards a safer and more secure information society, and focuses on the following five work areas:

• Legal Measures

• Technical Measures

• Organizational Measures

• Capacity Building

• Cooperation.

These five designated areas will form the basis of the indicators for the GCI. These five indicators are critical to measuring national capabilities in cybersecurity because they form the inherent building blocks of a national culture. Cybersecurity has a field of application that cuts across all industries, all sectors, both vertically and horizontally. Enabling the development of national capabilities therefore requires investment by political, economic and social forces. This can be done by law enforcement and justice departments, educational institutions and ministries, private sector operators and developers of technology, public-private partnerships and intra-state cooperation.

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Source: ITU

Publish Date: 2016/7/2 Views: 590