Vietnam ranked 50th out of 175 countries on the Global Cybersecurity Index (CGI) in 2018, up 50 places from the previous year, according to a report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
With a score of 0.693, Vietnam ranked11th in the Asia-Pacific region, which was topped by Singapore, Malaysia,Thailand and Indonesia.
Vietnam’s outstanding performance hasexceeded the initial target of climbing to 70th position.
The GCI was launched in 2007 andreflects five pillars including legal, technical, organisational, capacitybuilding, and co-operation. It combines 25 indicators into one benchmarkmeasure to monitor the cybersecurity commitment of 193 ITU member states.
With its 50th position, Vietnam isclassified as a country demonstrating high commitments in all five pillars ofthe index.
The Ministry of Information andCommunications has implemented synchronous solutions to continue to improve theranking, making the country jump 20 places in 2019 in the CGI. It is alsobuilding a strategy to make Vietnam one of the strong countries in terms ofnetwork security.
The ministry would propose to thePrime Minister to instruct ministries, localities and sectors to ensureinformation security at organisations, contributing to improving the ranking.
According to a report on VNS