The purpose of the Cyber Power Index is to benchmark the ability of the G20 countries to withstand cyber attacks and to deploy the digital infrastructure needed for a productive economy. In doing so, the index measures both the success of digital uptake and the degree to which the economic and regulatory environment promotes national cyber power.

The index is developed as an interactive quantitative and qualitative scoring model constructed from the following four categories:

Legal and Regulatory Framework
Economic and Social Context
Technology Infrastructure
Industry Application
Each category score is calculated from the weighted means of underlying indicators and scaled from 0-100, where 100=most favorable. Each country’s overall score is a weighted mean of its category scores

Key finding
The leading emerging market countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), have some room for improvement; out of the 19 economies, they rank 10th, 14th, 17th, and 13th, respectively. There is also a wide discrepancy between the top and the bottom of the index. The UK, the top performer, scores around three times the amount of points on a scale of 0 to 100 as the worst performer, Saudi Arabia.

Check out the interactive rankings here:Cyber Power Index - The Cyber Hub