Philippines ranks 39th in global cybersecurity index

The Philippines ranked 39th in a list of 193 countries in terms of cybersecurity, according to the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) report. First launched in 2014, the GCI, effectively a cybersecurity score card, fosters a global culture of cybersecurity and its integration at the core of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Philippines rated high in the legal aspect because of its Data Privacy Act, anti-wire tapping law, and e-commerce law. Singapore tops the list, followed by the US, Malaysia, Oman, Estonia, Mauritius, Australia, Georgia, France and Canada. The GCI classified the Philippines as one of the “maturing” countries in the area of cybersecurity strategy.