Benin has regressed in terms of cybersecurity. This is indicated by the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 report of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In fact, the country is now the ninth African nation in terms of cybersecurity, with a score of 80.06 points. In 2018, it came in eighth place.
Mauritius, Egypt and Tanzania occupy the first 3 places at the African level. Then there are Ghana, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco and Kenya. The world ranking is dominated by the United States. The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia are in second place with the same score (99.54 points). Third, we find Estonia. Please note that the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to increase awareness of cybersecurity and measure countries’ commitment to cybersecurity and its broad scope covering all sectors.
An online survey based on questions
The level of development of each country is analyzed in five categories: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity building and cooperation. For each of the categories, the performance and participation of all countries was assessed through an online question-based survey, which collected additional evidence. Through extensive consultation with a panel of experts, the questions were weighted and evaluated to arrive at the overall scores.