According to the International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index, Estonia ranks fifth in the world and first in Europe in cybersecurity. Singapore is ranked first, followed by USA, Malaysia and Oman, out of 195 countries.
Raul Rikk, the head of the national cyber security domain at the e-Governance Academy, an Estonian think tank and consultancy organisation, said that it was interesting to see that countries with relatively poor ratings in ICT development indices have quite good positions in the cybersecurity index, yet those ranking well in the ICT development indices don’t necessarily have as good positions in the Global Cybersecurity Index.
Since 2007, when Estonia became the first country in the world that was attacked in a cyber conflict, the country has become a global heavyweight in cybersecurity-related knowledge, advising many other states on the matter. Estonia has signed agreements on developing training and cooperation in cybersecurity with Austria, Luxembourg and South Korea.