61. Belarus 53.25

61st National Cyber Security Index
89th Global Cybersecurity Index
32nd ICT Development Index
65th Networked Readiness Index
Population 9.5million
Area (km2) 207.6thousand
GDP per capita ($) 19.2thousand
NCSI FULFILMENT PERCENTAGE
NCSI DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE 3 years All data
RANKING TIMELINE
NCSI Update Data source
28 Feb 2022 Public data collection

Version 28 Feb 2022

GENERAL CYBER SECURITY INDICATORS
BASELINE CYBER SECURITY INDICATORS
INCIDENT AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT INDICATORS
  • 9. Cyber incidents response 3/6 50%
    3
    6 50%
    • 9.1. Cyber incidents response unit 3
      3
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government has a unit (CSIRT, CERT, CIRT, etc.) that is specialised in national-level cyber incident detection and response.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
    • 9.2. Reporting responsibility 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Digital service providers and operators of essential services have an obligation to notify appointed government authorities of cyber security incidents.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 9.3. Single point of contact for international coordination 0
      0
      2
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government has designated a single point of contact for international cyber security coordination.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
  • 10. Cyber crisis management 0/5 0%
    0
    5 0%
  • 11. Fight against cybercrime 4/9 44%
    4
    9 44%
    • 11.1. Cybercrimes are criminalised 1
      1
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Cybercrimes are defined by legislation.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence

      The Criminal Code of Belarus contains a chapter defining the criminal offences and sanctions for attacks against information systems and computer data: Chapter 31. Crimes against information security (Art. 349. Unauthorized access to computer information; Art. 350. Modification of computer information; Art. 351. Computer sabotage; Art. 352. Illegal occupation of computer information; Art. 353. Manufacture or sale of special funds for unauthorized access to a computer system or network; Art. 354. The development, use or distribution of malware; Art. 355. Violation of the rules of operation of a computer system or network”.

    • 11.2. Cybercrime unit 3
      3
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is a government entity with a specific function of combatting cybercrime.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence

      The Office for the Detection of High-Tech Crime at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus  (Office “K”) is an independent operational and search division of the Ministry, directly subordinate to the Head of the Main Directorate of Criminal Police.

    • 11.3. Digital forensics unit 0
      0
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is a government entity with a specific function of digital forensics.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
    • 11.4. 24/7 contact point for international cybercrime 0
      0
      2
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government has designated an international 24/7 contact point for cybercrimes.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
  • 12. Military cyber operations 3/6 50%
    3
    6 50%
    • 12.1. Cyber operations unit 3
      3
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Military forces have a unit (cyber command, etc.) that is specialised in planning and conducting cyber operations.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence

      Information Technology Specialized Company (Специализированную роту по информационной безопасности - Spetsializirovannuyu Rotu po Informatsionnoy Bezopasnosti)

      "In particular, among the projects that the academy is involved in, projects related to the simulation of military operations, navigation support, and the development of automated control and radar systems are of key importance". Source can be found here

    • 12.2. Cyber operations exercise 0
      0
      2
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Military forces have conducted a cyber operations exercise or an exercise with a cyber operations component in the country in the last 3 years.

      Accepted references

      Exercise document/website or press release

      Evidence
    • 12.3. Participation in international cyber exercises 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The country's military team has participated in an international cyber operations exercise in the last 3 years.

      Accepted references

      Exercise document/website or press release

      Evidence
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Anna Pobol
Belarusian State University