1. Greece
2. Czech Republic
3. Estonia
4. Lithuania
5. Spain
6. Poland
7. Belgium
8. Finland
9. France
10. Slovakia

MK, TT, FR, PH, ML, and CM Updated

North Macedonia has been updated with the assistance from government officials/contributors. On the other hand, Trinidad and Tobago, France, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Mali, and Cameroon have been updated with the latest information we have been able to find through public data collection.

Since its last update, North Macedonia has improved in three capacities of general cyber security. The Dominican Republic has improved in cyber threat analysis and information, protection of digital services and military cyber operations.

Trinidad and Tobago improved in cyber security policy development and in the protection of personal data, cyber incidents response and fight against cybercrime. France presents newly updated evidence links and a slight improvement in the protection of essential services. The Philippines country page reflects their improvement in multiple general cyber security, and incident and crisis management indicators. Mali presents newly updated evidence links, while Cameroon improved in education and professional development, fight against cyber crime and cyber threat analysis and information.

Iceland, Mexico and Kenya Updated

Iceland, Mexico, and Kenya have been updated with the latest information we have been able to find through public data collection.

Iceland presents new information for the protection of digital and essential services, cyber incidents response and fight against cybercrime, among others. Mexico presents updated links and some improvement in the protection of digital services. Kenya presents improvements in e-ID and trust services, in the protection of personal data and in cyber incidents response.

Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year 2021!
Just before the end of 2020, Benin, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Poland, and Georgia were updated.

With the assistance from government officials/contributors

  • Benin reflected an improvement in the cyber security policy development and fight against cybercrime capacities;
  • Bangladesh presented new evidence in the e-ID and trust services capacity;
  • Mongolia gained new points in education and professional development;
  • Poland improved in the protection of digital services and cyber incident response, among other;
  • Georgia added new evidence for military cyber operations.

We thank our country contributors for their constant support in keeping the country’s data up-to-date.

Chile and Ukraine updated

In 2020, our contributors from Chile helped us by submitting fresh links and information for their country page. Since the update in 2018, they’ve improved in cyber threat analysis and information, and the military cyber operations capacities. Similarly, Ukraine improved in the former of the two capacities, and in e-identification and trust services. We thank our country contributors for their constant support in keeping their country’s data up-to-date.

Closing the Cyber Security Month and Updating Finland

Concluding the activities of October, we invite you to visit additional freely available cyber security resources, at your leisure.

Podcast and blog: NCSI – How prepared is your country for a cyber attack?

On 21.10.2020, Epp Maaten, Programme Director of National Cyber Security at eGA, peeks into the main features and goals of the NCSI to explain how the Index makes a fundamental tool for capacity building on cybersecurity.

Podcast and blog: What is cyber hygiene?

On 28.10.2020, Merle Maigre, Senior Cyber Security Expert at eGA, shares best practices of cyber hygiene from France, Estonia, the UK  that is useful for every Internet user and organization.
 

At our NCSI, Finland has been updated with the latest information provided by the corresponding government officials/contributors. We thank our country contributors for their constant support in keeping the country’s data up-to-date.

October: Cyber Security Month

October is the month that has been designated for cyber security awareness all around the globe. In the EU, the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is the annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among citizens and organisations, and to providing up-to-date online security information through awareness raising and sharing of good practices. With this in mind, the e-Governance Academy has prepared two podcasts and shared one article related to this overarching topic. We invite you to visit these freely available resources at your leisure.

Podcast: What should governments do to secure their national cyber space?

On 07.10.2020 Raul Rikk, National Cybersecurity Policy Director at Estonia’s Government CIO office, discussed the role of government in ensuring cybersecurity for everyone.

Article: When Sovereignty Leads and Cyber Law Follows

On 13.10.2020 Paul Timmers, Member of the eGA’s Supervisory Board, wrote about the sovereignty debate in the EU, which can inspire the revision of the EU NIS Directive and even provide insight into future changes to EU Treaties.

Podcast: Risks and opportunities in voting on the internet

On 14.10.2020, Liisa Past and Epp Maaten, two experts in cyber security and electronic voting, delved deep into the challenges and breakthroughs of making digital solutions common practice in elections.

National Cyber Security in Practice - the Handbook

Cyber security has been a very important area for Estonia as a digital state, both domestically and in international cooperation. There are several international standards and guidelines for developing the cyber security of a single organisation, but it is difficult to find comprehensive tools for national governments. The e-Governance Academy has published a handbook – National Cyber Security in Practice – designed to fill that gap.

The articles, written by seasoned experts, will give the reader an overview of the key elements that underpin the cyber security architecture of any country. This handbook is aimed at policymakers, legislative experts and anyone responsible for ensuring the functioning and protection of digital services and services essential for the functioning of society.

 

Barriers, Lessons Learnt, and Interesting Facts of the NCSI

A bit more than two months ago we reached another milestone in the NCSI by having 160 countries ranked. It is not an easy task and we couldn’t have done it without the participation and collaboration of an international network of volunteers. Nevertheless, our team only includes more than 110 contributors from 77 countries. How did we actually manage to reach 160 countries in the NCSI? This blog post explains the behind the scenes of the NCSI: the barriers, lessons learnt and interesting facts of the management of this Index. 

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