Vietnam ranked 50th on the Global Cybersecurity Index (CGI) rankings in 2018, up 50 places from a year earlier, according to a report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
With a score of 0.693, Vietnam ranked 11th in the Asia-Pacific region, which was topped by Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
Vietnam’s outstanding performance has exceeded the initial target of climbing to the 70th position.
The GCI was launched in 2007 and reflects five pillars: legal, technical, organisational, capacity building, and cooperation. It combines 25 indicators into one benchmark measure to monitor the cybersecurity commitment of 193 ITU member states.
With its 50th position, Vietnam is classified as a country demonstrating high commitments in all five pillars of the index.