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India Secure in Cyberspace says GCI Report

30th June 2021

Cyber technology has come in the form of a savior in the present situation, most businesses

and education systems have digitalized. But as every technology needs to be secured, so does

this. One good news which recently came was that India secured 10 th rank in Global Cyber

Security Index 2020 (GCI) released by an agency of the United Nations. India now stands

with nations like UK, US, Russia, France in the top 10; this index is announced by

International Telecommunication Union a specialized agency of the United Nations.

This agency analyzed 194 countries’ commitments to spread awareness regarding

cybersecurity, this was its fourth edition of the GCI report. There are five pillars on which

countries’ performance is measured - a) legal measures, b) technical measures, c)

organizational measures, d) capacity development, e) cooperation. - and a total score is

generated by the aggregate of individual parameter’s scores.

India has secured 4th rank in Asia-pacific and scored is 97.49 overall score, leaving its

neighbors China at 33 rd and Pakistan at 79th rank. India jumped 37 ranks above this time

from its last reports 47th rank. A tweet published on the same line celebrated India’s success

and commitment to cybersecurity.


Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla whilst attending a meeting of the UN Security council

through video conference discussed overcoming digital disparity between nations in

cyberspace through capacity building. While addressing he pointed use of the internet for

cybercrime by terrorists and suggested all the member states to tackle cyber terrorism more

strategically.



- by Kompal Arora

Research Intern, Stambh Organization India

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