1. Lithuania
2. Spain
3. Estonia
4. France
5. Germany
6. Slovakia
7. Singapore
8. Finland
9. United Kingdom
10. Czech Republic

Lithuania claims first place

After a data update, Lithuania is now ranked first in the National Cyber Security Index. The update takes into account the 2018 update to the Lithuanian cybersecurity law, transposing the EU Directive on security of network and information systems, but has new information also in the field of education, cyber incidents response, and cyber crisis management. Lithuania reaches the full score in 9 of the 12 capacities. 

The information for the update was provided by Mr Vilius Benetis from NRD Cyber Security.

Spain takes the index lead

After a data update, Spain has claimed the lead in the National Cyber Security Index. The update takes into account the new Spanish regulation on cybersecurity, transposing the EU Directive on security of network and information systems, but has new information also in the field of education, trust services, and cyber incidents response. Spain reaches the full score in 8 of the 12 capacities. 

Dominican Republic and Bolivia included in the index

Data on the cyber security situation of the Dominican Republic and Bolivia are now available in the index.

The Dominican Republic is currently ranked 54th, with a perfect score for the capacity of cyber security policy development, and good results in the capacities of cyber incidents response, fight against cybercrime, as well as e-identification and trust services. The data for the Dominican Republic was gathered through public data collection.

Bolivia enters the index in 78th place, with good results in the field of fight against cybercrime, military cyber operations, and cyber incidents response. The data for Bolivia was also gathered through public data collection.

All data was checked by NCSI experts and is published on the NCSI website at http://ncsi.ega.ee/ncsi-index/.

Data on Bosnia and Herzegovina published

Data the cyber security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is now available in the National Cyber Security Index.

Bosnia and Herzegovina received full scores for their capacities to protect personal data and fight against cybercrime, and scored high several other categories, including protection of digital services, e-identification and trust services, cyber crisis management, as well as cyber threat analysis and information. Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently ranked 41st in the index.

The data about Bosnia and Herzegovina was gathered from public online sources and checked by NCSI experts.

Ethiopia added to the index

Data on the cyber security situation of Ethiopia is now available in the index.

Ethiopia is currently ranked 66th, with positive scores across the board, for example in the field of protection of digital services, cyber threat analysis and information, cyber security policy development, and cyber indicents response.

The data for Ethiopia was gathered through public data collection and checked by NCSI experts.

Data on Zambia and Zimbabwe now available

Data on the cyber security situation of Zambia and Zimbabwe is now available in the index.

Zambia places 51st in the rankings, with high scores for their capacities of protection of essential services, cyber incidents response, fight against cybercrime, education and professional development, and protection of digital services.

Zimbabwe enters the index in 95th place, receiving positive scores in five strategic capacities, with their best performance in the field of education and professional development and fight against cybercrime.

All the data was gathered through public data collection and checked by NCSI experts.

Estonia #1 after data update

Following an update by the Estonian Ministry of Defence, notifying the NCSI team of the recent establishment of the Cyber Commend at the Estonian Defence Forces and of national military cyber exercises, Estonia has taken the lead in the National Cyber Security Index.

Estonia demonstrates great results across the board, with maximum scores in the capacities of cyber threat analysis and information, contribution to global cyber security, protection of digital services, protection of personal data, cyber incidents report, cyber crisis management, and military cyber operations.

The update to the NCSI was provided by Tanel Sepp, Deputy Director of the Cyber Policy and IT Department at the Estonian Ministry of Defence.

Uganda takes the lead in the Africa region

Uganda has taken the lead in the Africa region, based on a recent update provided by our cooperation partners at NRD Cyber Security.

Uganda is currently ranked 40th, showing good results in several of the capacities, with notable performance in the capacities of cyber threat analysis and information, protection of digital services, education and professional development, fight against cybercrime, etc.

Uganda is closely followed in the Africa region by Mauritius (ranked 43rd) and Nigeria (ranked 45th). A full regional list can be consulted on the NCSI front page by using the filter in the upper left-hand corner.

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