Oman placed among top five countries globally in cybersecurity

Muscat: Oman ranks fourth in the world in its commitment to cyber security, a report has announced.

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) of 2017 ranked Oman as a top country in cyber security, in a report produced by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

The Global Cybersecurity Index ranks countries, based on the pillars of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda: legal, technical, organisational, capacity building and cooperation.

Singapore ranks top in the world in terms of cyber security, followed by the Unites States, Malaysia, Oman, and Estonia.

Oman is the only Middle Eastern country to rank in the top 10 most committed countries to cyber security. 134 countries, including the State of Palestine, were included in the report.

“Oman is the top ranked in the Arab States, with the highest scores in the legal and capacity building pillars. Oman has a robust organisational structure, including a high-level cyber security strategy, master plan and a comprehensive

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