The netherlands in top countries for tackling cybersecurity

The netherlands in top countries for tackling cybersecurity

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The netherlands belongs to the top fifteen of countries with the best bet on cybersecurity. Singapore and the United States on top in the rankings.

That makes the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the telecomagentschap of the United Nations, on Wednesday, known in its Global Cybersecurity Index 2017′ (pdf). For the research was the commitment to cyber security of all 193 member countries reviewed in 2016.

The netherlands belongs according to the report, of the top 21 countries that are leading with their approach to cyber security. That is five points tested, including the technical, organisational and rechtsinstituten of the countries. In Europe, holds the Netherlands the fifth position with 0,760 points. The maximum gain number is 1. Worldwide, the commitment of the Netherlands for a fifteenth place.

In the results is the Netherlands, highlighted the measures to be taken. In the Netherlands, the National Cyber Security Centre reports, advice and incidents are recorded.

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Singapore spends according to the study, the best attention to cyber security (0,925 points), followed by the United States (0,919 points). It is notable that many smaller countries score high on their bet for more online security. So also in Georgia, Oman and Mauritius in the global top ten. The country with the least score is Equatorial Guinea with zero points.

Secretary-general Houlin Zhao of the ITU says that the impact of cyber-attacks is not completely eliminated, ‘however, can action in this area is to minimize the risks’.

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