Singapore Ranks Number 1 in Cybersecurity in UN Survey; Top Cybersecurity Leader to Keynote 3/21

Billington CyberSecurity INTERNATIONAL Summit Convenes Global Cyber Thought Leaders

Attendees at the 3rd Annual Billington International Cybersecurity Summit will have a chance to learn more about Singapore’s cyber strategy as David Koh, the Chief Executive of the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore, (Special Projects)/Defence Cyber Chief, Ministry of Defence, will keynote at the March 21st Summit.

Singapore is ranked number 1 in a global ranking that measures the strength of countries’ cybersecurity provisions.

The United States came in second in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index, which has been compiled by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since 2014.

In third place was Malaysia, followed by Oman, Estonia, Mauritius, Australia, Georgia, France and Canada, according to the Global Cybersecurity Index.

The report noted cybersecurity is becoming more and more relevant in the minds of countries’ decision makers, and cybersecurity related doctrines have been established in almost all countries in the world.

“However, there is still an evident gap between countries in terms of awareness, understanding, knowledge and finally capacity to deploy the proper strategies, capabilities and programmes to ensure a safe and appropriate use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technology) as enablers for economic development,” the report noted.

The Index revolves around the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) and what it describes as its five pillars (legal, technical, organizational, capacity building and cooperation).

Read the full report here