Bangladesh ranks first in South Asia in the national cyber security index
Bangladesh has advanced by 27 stages in the National Cyber Security Index prepared by the Estonia-based e-Governance Academy Foundation. Bangladesh has climbed to 36th place in the report, which considers the state of cyber security and digital development in 180 nations around the world. Bangladesh was ranked 85th in the December 2020 index.
The National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) was established to evaluate basic cyberattack preparedness, cyber events, criminal activity, and major crisis management efforts.
In the most recent index released on the NCSI website, Greece is in first place with a score of 97.10.
The United States comes in at number 18, while the United Kingdom comes in at number 19. Singapore (16th), Sri Lanka (69th), and Pakistan (70th) are Asia's only representatives in the top 20 countries. Japan is ranked 34th, while China is ranked 73rd.
Bangladesh ranks first in South Asia with a score of 59.64 in the index. India ranks 39th among the countries in the region.
"Bangladesh's cyber security capabilities is growing by the day, and it is receiving international recognition. The BGD e-GOV CIRT is dedicated to cyber security, and such acknowledgement will motivate us to fight cyber threats and improve Bangladesh's cyber security skills," said Tarique M Barkatullah, Director, BGD e-GOV CIRT in a press release on the matter.