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Cyber security - Mauritius ranks 6th worldwide and 1st in Africa

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017 ranks Mauritius 6th globally among 193  member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Singapore leads the pack followed by United States, Malaysia, Oman and Estonia.

In the African region, Mauritius secures the top spot.  Mauritius has a total score of 0.83, with particularly  high scores in the legal (0.85)  and technical areas (0.96). It has performed well regarding  organizational (0.74), capacity building (0.91) and  cooperation (0.7) criteria. The government IT Security Unit has conducted 180 awareness sessions for some 2,000 civil servants in 32 ministries and departments.

Undeniably, this ranking reaffirms the position of Mauritius as destination which provides a robust and secure ICT ecosystem.  Mauritius has gained 3 places with reference to the 2014 index. In Africa, Mauritius is followed by Rwanda and Kenya which are ranked 36th and 45th , respectively. 

The GCI Index measures the commitment of member States to cybersecurity in order to raise awareness. Its objective is to help countries identify areas for improvement in the field of cyber security, as well as to motivate them to take action to improve their ranking, thus helping raise the overall level of commitment to cyber security worldwide. 

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19 June 2017