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13
Mar

It’s official: these are most and least cybersecurity-safe countries in the world

Some countries are simply better at creating and using digital defences than others. Now a new study has revealed an official ranking.

The cybersecurity-comparison website CompariTech has unveiled its second annual ranking of the best and the worst countries in the world when it comes to cybersecurity.

The researchers looked at 76 countries in total. They compared them in terms of the percentage of mobile phones and computers infected with malware, the number of financial malware attacks, the percentage of telnet attacks by originating country, the percentage of users attacked by cryptominers, how well-prepared countries were and what nations had the most updated cybersecurity legislation.

For the second year in a row, Algeria was named the worst country in the world when it came to cybersecurity. The nation had only one cybersecurity law in place, which dealt with privacy. Moreover, 19.75% of computers were infected and the country was only deemed to be 0.262% prepared for new attacks.

Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were respectively named as the second and third worst countries in the world when it came to cybersecurity.

Comparatively, Denmark was named the most cybersafe country around the globe. It grabbed the top spot from Japan, which dropped four places to be named the fifth most secure country. Sweden and Germany were named as the second and third most secure nations.

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