Qatar Ranks 3rd in Region on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018

Qatar has achieved high rankings in terms of cybersecurity and ranked third in the Arab world and 17th globally on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2018 released recently by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This year, Qatar advanced eight positions on the global landscape and occupied the 17th position, from the 25th in 2017. GCI 2018, which covered 175 countries around the world, placed Qatar with the top three countries in the Arab States region.

GCI is an index developed by the ITU aiming to provide insight into the cybersecurity engagement of Member States. Rooted in the ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), the third version, GCI 2018, still oversees the level of commitment in five areas: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity building, and cooperation.

GCI 2018 said that Qatar ranks third with a strong legal framework and a robust organizational structure with a National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) that has a key focus on securing critical information infrastructure and a National Cybersecurity Committee responsible to implement and drive that Strategy. Qatar’s eCrime law integrates a large arsenal of procedural measures, too.

Source: Government of Qatar