Yemen at the tail of the global classification of the cyber Security Index and Saudi Arabia is the first

Yemen at the tail of the global classification of the cyber Security Index and Saudi Arabia is the first



Yemen was at the tail of the global classification of cyber Security Index GCI,  and was in the 21  between Arabs, followed by the Republic of the Comoros.

Yemen's ranking in the Global Cyber Security Index, GCI, ranked 172 out of 175 countries in the latest United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) rankings for the year 2018, recording  nine points below its ranking in the 2016 Global index.

Yemen, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Maldives have appended a list of countries to the Global Cyber Security Index – obtained by Al-Masdar online.

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar topped the first Arab positions, while Saudi Arabia ranked 13th in the world, with 33 ranking in the previous edition of the Global index of 2016, where it ranked 47 globally.

Oman's 16 international rankings followed by Qatar ranked 17th, while Turkey ranked 20th in the world and the UAE ranked 33rd in the world. The United Kingdom topped the global rankings in the first place, and the United States of America came second, followed by France, Lithuania and Estonia. Singapore.

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a authoritative reference, issued by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU), periodically every two years, and measures countries ' commitment to cyber security at the global level-to raise awareness of the importance and dimensions of the issue.

Each state is assessed on five pillars-(1) Legal measures, (2) technical measures, (3) Regulatory measures, (4) Capacity-building (5) cooperation-and then aggregated in the overall result.

Since the invasion of the capital Sana'a by the Houthi militias in 2014, they have dominated the country's main internet infrastructure, allowing them to control access to the Internet and to banned hundreds of websites opposed to their coup, including Al-Masdar online, which is still banned in Yemen.

A report by “record future”, specializing in cyber threat intelligence, confirmed the use of the Internet in Yemen by Houthi militias to monitor internet users and gather intelligence on activists, stressing that cyber security experts have confirmed that the Houthis have been able to intercept the traffic of information on the web and to intrude on many internet users in Yemen.


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