Cybersecurity was already a major issue for companies and governments around the world. The coronavirus pandemic has elevated the risk and the urgency by shifting economic and social activity online.
To address this threat, the Oliver Wyman Forum has conducted extensive research to produce the Cyber Literacy and Education Index. The rationale is simple: Studies show that most cybersecurity issues stem from human error, such as accidentally clicking on a malicious link and downloading malware. Increasing people’s awareness and motivation on cyber issues should be a key element of every geography’s defensive strategy.
The index assesses 49 geographies and the European Union on a range of factors, including government cyber policies and educational curriculums. It aims to measure the population’s cybersecurity knowledge as well as the ways that geographies can enhance that knowledge through education and training. By identifying best practices, we hope to inform government policies and priorities and provide greater transparency to citizens and the private sector.
Note: Certain scores of sequentially ranked geographies may appear the same as a result of rounding
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