Mauritius is the top ranked country in the African region on the Global Cybersecurity Index, with 0.830 points. It has scored particularly high in the legal and the technical areas. The Botnet Tracking and Detection project allows Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU) to proactively take measures to curtail threats on different networks within the country. Capacity building is another area where Mauritius scored well.
Amongst the Top ten global rankings, Singapore is ranked first with 0.925 points, followed by USA (0.919), Malaysia (0.893) and Oman (0.871). Mauritius is proudly ranked at the 6th position, right after Estonia (0.846).
The GCI is a survey produced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of its193 Member States to cybersecurity in order to raise awareness. The overall picture shown in the 2017 publication depicts improvement and strengthening of the five elements of the cybersecurity agenda, namely: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation, in various countries in all regions. However, there is space for further improvement in cooperation at all levels, capacity building and organizational measures.
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