Portugal managed to conquer the 14th place in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020. Portugal also “jumps” to the 8th position in the European ranking. This classification is the result of a set of legislative, technical, organizational, capacity development and cooperation initiatives that have been defined and implemented in recent years.
Portugal registered an improvement in cyberspace security. Portugal in 2018 occupied 42nd place in the Global Cybersecurity Index, now it occupies a beautiful 14th place. Looking at the European ranking, Portugal is now in 8th place, after occupying 25th position two years ago.
This ranking is organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its main objective is to verify the commitment of the 193 member states with regard to cyberspace security.
In a statement, the National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS) informed that to improve Portugal in the ranking, a set of legislative, technical, organizational, capacity development and cooperation initiatives that have been defined and implemented in recent years were necessary. .
Portugal was ranked for its excellent legislative and regulatory measures, the existence and implementation of capacities at the level of the response teams.
The measures implemented at the strategic and organizational level are also close to the maximum rating, in addition to measures for awareness, training, training and education for Cybersecurity.
The International Telecommunications Union ranking also made it known that, internationally, countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, South Korea, Singapore and Russia stand out positively. On the negative side are North Korea, Equatorial Guinea or Eritrea.
Source: Security Magazine