The National Cyber Security Index, which was published on 29 May, at Tallinn e-Governance Conference, maps the state of cyber security in 100 countries. Estonia ranks third, behind Germany and France.

According to Director of the National Cyber Security Programme at the e-Governance Academy, Raul Rikk, who led the design and development of the index, the National Cyber Security Index helps governments and organisations understand what has been done correctly in their countries and which areas need further action. “We all know that cyber security is a global challenge and one country alone cannot ensure its security in cyberspace. Therefore, it is extremely important to find ways to make our digital world secure together. The NCSI is a good tool for that,” said Raul Rikk. “If your country does not appear in the index, but you can provide relevant information, we ask you to contact the NCSI team.”

The ten countries best prepared against cyber attacks are: France, Germany, Estonia, Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

The National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) measures countries’ readiness against cyber attacks and crimes. The Index includes every NATO and EU Member State, as well as a number of developing countries. The e-Governance Academy will update the data on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.

The Index can be consulted at http://ncsi.ega.ee/

The National Cyber Security Index was developed by the e-Governance Academy, which is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.