Cybersecurity Development Index by Country [Case of Botswana]

The GCI (Global Cybersecurity Index) is an initiative of the 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.

Botswana performed well on legal, organizational and capacity development measures.

Botswana is one of the highest ranked African countries. This ranking follows the approval and implementation of the National Cybersecurity Strategy in October 2020. In line with the implementation of the strategy, Botswana established the National Computer Incident Response Team ( BWCIRT ) , the National Cybersecurity Risk Assessment ( NCRA ) of the Critical National Information Infrastructures ( CNII ), and the drafting of the National Cybersecurity Act to strengthen its ability to respond to cybersecurity challenges.

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