Finland is the least exposed, followed by Denmark, Luxembourg, Australia, and Estonia – but Afghanistan is the most exposed, followed by Myanmar, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Venezuela.
And while Europe has the lowest exposure score per country (0.329), followed by North America (0.462), Africa has the highest exposure score per country (0.643), with a worrying 75% of African countries are classified in the high and very high exposure groups.
That part of the world’s followed by South America (0.577) – and in fact, 40% of South American countries are classified in the high and very high exposure groups
Yup, you guessed it; we’re talking about which national and regional economies may stand to be most vulnerable to hackers as the world struggles to move into a post-COVID Recovery phase.
The data’s been compiled by Joshua Frisby over at PasswordManagers.co, resulting in a piece of Cybersecurity research they’ve dubbed the Cybersecurity Exposure (CEI) Index 2020 – and which notes that, “As each country begins to adapt to a new, unprecedented, post-COVID 19 world, Cybersecurity becomes increasingly imperative to secure digital infrastructures.”
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Its methodology: the Index calculates the level of exposure to cybercrime by country; the higher the score from 0 to 1, the higher the exposure. Risks covered by the data range from endpoint attacks designed to gain unauthorised access, steal data, and extort money by blocking access to files or computer systems to cloud attacks written to compromise and weaponise virtual machines.
So to reveal the countries that are the most and least exposed to cybercrime, the site’s compiled data of five of the most significant types of end-point and cloud cyberattacks alongside the level of commitment to cybersecurity across 108 countries.
We recommend anyone interested in Cyber problems at the international scale checks out Joshua’s great research here.
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