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
- by Kompal Arora
Research Intern, Stambh Organization India