By: Swati Rana
BANGLADESH was ranked 53rd in a global cyber security list topped by the United States.
The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020, maintained by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), released its ranking on Wednesday (29).
Bangladesh scored 81.27 in the index for 2020 and was placed 53rd on a list of 194 countries, the Dhaka Tribune said.
The country moved up by 25 positions from its previous year’s rank of 73. Assessment is made on the basis of 82 questions across five pillars – legal, technical, organisational measures, capacity development and cooperation measures.
Top of the list was the US with a score of 100, with the UK and Saudi Arabia in second position with a score of 99.54 and Estonia third with a score of 99.48.
Bangladesh ranked 11th in the Asia Pacific region where Korea ranked the first scoring 97.52.
India was in the fourth position and Pakistan in 14th.
“This is a reflection of Bangladesh’s continued ability to provide cyber security, which will encourage us to fight cyber attacks more efficiently in the future,” said Tariq M Barkatullah, project director at BGD e-GOV CIRT, that works with the government on the country’s cyber security.