According to the results of 2020, Russia took 5th place in the international cybersecurity index rising immediately by 21 positions compared to the rating of the previous year, as stated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Chernyshenko, RIA Novosti reports.
Chernyshenko pointed out that 193 states took part in the study and various aspects of national information technology security strategies were assessed. The index is compiled by the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency in the field of information and communication technologies.
“We have taken one line with the UAE and Malaysia. Of course, we have much to strive for – many decisions and projects in the field of cybersecurity have yet to be implemented and, consequently, to ensure higher positions in the rating in the coming years,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
It is clarified that the maximum scores are provided for other groups which allowed Russia to rise to first place in the CIS. The deputy prime minister’s office indicated that the main long-term goal of the global cybersecurity index is to facilitate the adoption and integration of cybersecurity on a global scale.