Global Cyber Security Ranking: Find Out Which Country Holds the First Position


Comparitech recently conducted a study where it scrutinized 60 countries for their cybersecurity practices. The countries were assessed for a number of categories and the publication discovered significant variances amongst them. In fact, no single country was found to hold superiority in all categories but the US, Japan, France, Canada, and Denmark ranked the best overall for their internet security protocols.

Attack Sources

Most attacks that come forward are usually conducted for profits. In some cases, an attack could also be made to make political statements.

A company makes up of several representatives. These include customers, hardware and software product vendors, service providers, VARs, MSPs, auditors, cloud services, software developers, contact centers, and consultants. For all of them, the primary mode of communication remains to be the cyber world.

However, sometimes these reps. bring with it attacks that are usually unintentional and due to negligence, mistake, or even misuse of resources. This is because most companies use third-party personnel or third-party services to support their virtual responsibilities.

The attackers are not abided by any law or country borders and once they gain access to a computer system – there is not much one can do but give in to its demands.

Ranking Criteria of Comparitech

Going back to the report by Comparitech, let’s take a look at their 7-part analyzing system.

1. The percentage of mobile device infected

2. The number of computers infected

3. The quantity of financial malware attacks

4. The percentage of telnet attacks

5. The number of attacks by crypto miners

6. The preparation by the country to prevent cyber attacks

7. The country with the most updated legislation
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Judging by the above seven categories, here are the results of the least safe countries.

1. Mobile malware infections – Bangladesh – 35.91% of users

2. Financial malware attacks – Germany – 3% of users

3. Computer malware infections – Algeria – 32.41%

4. Telnet attacks (by originating country) – China – 27.15%

5. Attacks by crypto miners – Uzbekistan – 14.23% of users

6. Preparedness for cyber-attacks -- Vietnam

7. Worst legislation for cybersecurity – Algeria


The country best prepared for cyber attacks

As we mentioned above, one of the significant areas of the study was the countries preventive measures against cyber attacks.

The following countries were given a ranking from 0.000 to 1.000 with the latter being the highest.

· Singapore — .925

· United States — .919

· Malaysia — .893

· Australia — .824

· France — .819

· Canada — .818

The worst score was received by Vietnam with .245.
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Israel was ‘missed’ from the list

Surprisingly, the report did not cover Israel. However, we think that the country would have fared very well with its recent publication of the “Israel National Cyber Security Strategy in Brief” and is renowned for its robust security policies.

Final thoughts
Over time, security experts have stressed on running frequent security checks on your networks and applications. It is also important to scrutinize any third-party services you encounter to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks.

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