According to the latest Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) report Nepal has made a significant progress in its cybersecurity arena by moving up 15 spots in the global score. Nepal’s cybersecurity index ranked it at 109 in 2018 which has now progressed to 94 in 2020 as per the GCI report 2021 published recently by International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Nepal ranks 94 on the scale of Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020 with score of just 44.99 based on the questionnaire for GCI from International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
However, the Cybersecurity Index of Nepal stands at regional rank of 17th with overall score of 44.99 in the Asia-Pacific region. The index is based on weighted scores for legal system, technical skills, organizational system, capacity building and mutual cooperation.
Nepal's Cybersecurity Index
|wdt_ID||Assessed Year||Global Score||Global Rank||Remarks|
|1||2014||0.118||25||Global Cybersecurity Index &
|2||2016||0.275||93||Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017|
|3||2017||0.260||109||Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI)
|4||2020||44.990||94||Global Cybersecurity Index
The Global leader in Cybersecurity is the US with a perfect score of 100 and the Asia-Pacific regional leader in Cybersecurity are Singapore and Republic of Korea both with overall score of 98.52 from the ITU’s GCI score and rank table for 2020.
The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is an initiative of the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs, shaped, and improved by the work of a diverse
range of experts and contributors within countries and other international organizations.
Cybersecurity is fundamentally intertwined with remote work, from managing video call participants, to making sure that documents are shared safely.
This latest iteration of the Global Cybersecurity Index helps promote further action towards secure digital ecosystems needed for recovery and growth, by measuring the types of cybersecurity commitments countries have made and their prevalence.
How is Global Cybersecurity Index calculated?
The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a composite index of indicators, evolving for each iteration, that monitors the level of cybersecurity commitment in the five pillars of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), its main objectives are to measure:
- the type, level, and evolution over time of cybersecurity commitment within countries and
relative to other countries.
- the progress in cybersecurity commitment of countries from a global perspective.
- the progress in cybersecurity commitment from a regional perspective.
- the cybersecurity commitment divide (i.e., the difference between countries in terms of
their level of engagement in cybersecurity initiatives)