The GCI ( Global Cybersecurity Index) is an initiative of ITU, the specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) for information and communication technologies (ICT). It measures compliance with cybersecurity commitments by ITU Member States through five pillars – legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity development measures and cooperation measures. Each of the pillars is scored out of a maximum score of 20. The index aims to better understand countries' cybersecurity commitments, identify gaps, encourage the integration of good practices and provide useful information for countries to improve their cybersecurity posture.
South Africa scores well on legal, organizational and capacity development measures. Indeed, it is one of the highest ranked African countries.
The country has put in place a national cybersecurity strategy. In line with the implementation of the strategy, South Africa has several National Computer Incident Response Teams (UCT CSIRTs, SANReN CSIRTs).
The editorial staff of Africa Cybersecurity Mag