A new Global Security Index report this week published by the United Nations underscores how seriously governments are starting to take the cyber security threat. The report finds that 38% of the 192 countries that are members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that operates under the auspices of the UN have published a formal cyber security, while an additional 12 percent are in process. Of course, the converse of that statement is that 50 percent of the countries that participate in the ITU have not published one.
While publishing a strategy may represent some form of progress every cyber security professionals knows that implementing a cyber security strategy requires more than words laid down in a document. The report specifically cites Singapore, United States, Malaysia, Oman, Estonia, Mauritius, Australia, Georgia, France and Canada as the nations most committed to cyber security.