Mauritius Ranked 1st in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index in Africa

Mauritius is the top ranked country in the Africa on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) for 2017 and positions itself at the 6th place globally. Mauritius scores particularly high in the legal and technical areas.

The GCI is a survey produced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of Member States to cybersecurity in order to raise awareness.

GCI 2017 highlights that the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), through the Botnet Tracking and Detection project, is able to take proactive measures to curtail threats on different networks across the country. According to the report capacity building is another area where Mauritius does well. GCI 2017 recalls that the Government IT Security Unit has conducted 180 awareness sessions for some 2 000 civil servants in 32 government Ministries and Departments.

Source: All Africa