Rwanda ranks 2nd in cyber-security in Africa

Published by Keisha Murenzi
On 7 July 2017 saa 08:34
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The latest report from research carried out by the International Telecommunication Union on Global Cyber Security Index (GCI) has ranked Rwanda as the second country in Africa that is most committed to upholding and ensure cyber security, and 36th worldwide.

The report released recently indicates that Rwanda being the 36th comes right after Mauritius in the world ranking, and is followed by Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa.

The report says Rwanda has been ranked the second in Africa because it has good cyber-protection policies and practices. The GCI analyses each country’s level of cyber-security development within five categories, namely; legal measures, technical measures, organisational measures as well as capacity building and cooperation. Singapore leads the world in cyber-security, followed by the USA, Malaysia, Oman, Estonia, Mauritius, Australia, Georgia, France and Canada.

The report further observes that there is still a gap between countries concerning the knowledge, understanding and capacities to establish policies that deter cyber intrusion.
Universally, 50% of countries have no policies in place on supervising cyber security.


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