Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (Republic of)
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Latvia
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova (Republic of)
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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. 

Bangladesh improves its position in the NCSI

Bangladesh has been updated with the latest information provided by the corresponding government officials/contributors. The improvements are related to the cyber security policy coordination format, the cyber threats analysis unit, and the establishment of a single point of contact for international coordination. This permitted Bangladesh to reposition itself from the 90+ to the 74th in the Index. We thank our country contributors for their constant support in keeping the country’s data up-to-date.

Belgium and North Macedonia updated

Government officials contributed information to update Belgium’s indicators. Since its previous update, it has improved in cyber security policy development, protection of digital services and essential services, cyber incidents response and military cyber operations. This update has bumped Belgium from 25+ to the 6th position.

North Macedonia has been updated with the latest information we have been able to find through public data collection. Since its previous update, it has improved in cyber security policy development, protection of digital services, e-ID and trust services. North Macedonia increased from the 71st to the 63rd position.

160 countries in the NCSI: four updates (GB, GH, GR, PT) and eight new entries (AE, AO, AT, IR, KH,

The United Kingdom, Ghana, and Portugal have been updated with the latest information we have been able to find through public data collection. Greece has once again submitted fresh information through their corresponding government officials/contributors.

With the introduction of the United Arab Emirates, Angola, Austria, Iran, Cambodia, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen, the NCSI now has 160 countries ranked.

The United Arab Emirates almost fully completes the education and professional development, the e-ID and trust services, the cyber incidents response and the fight against cybercrime capacities. Angola presents personal data protection measure and legislation regarding cyber security responsibility for digital service providers. Austria completes the cyber security policy development, the protection of personal data and the fight against cybercrime capacities, while gaining high scores as well for education, professional development, e-ID, trust services and cyber incidents response. Iran debuts with a CERT, a cyber security policy unit and cyber security professional association.

Cambodia is introduced with an almost full cyber incidents response capacity and with e-signature legislation. Myanmar has a CERT, a cyber security professional association and legislation referring to electronic signatures. Syria displays some cyber threat analysis and information practices, in addition to a cyber incidents response unit, and e-signature legislation, with its corresponding competent supervisory authority. Yemen presents personal data protection and e-signature legislation, and a cyber incidents response unit.

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