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    Egypt Ranks 14th in GCI-17

    Date published: 18 June 2017
    Egypt has ranked 14th among a number of 165 of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017, issued by the ITU and conducted by the Cybersecurity Team, in cooperation with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Egypt, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and others.

    First launched in 2014, the goal of the GCI is to help foster a global culture of cybersecurity and its integration at the core of ICTs. The GCI measures the commitment of ITU Member States towards cybersecurity in order to drive further efforts in the adoption and integration of cybersecurity on a global scale.

    Among Arab states, Egypt has ranked second with a full range of cooperation initiatives. It is a member of the UN Government Group of Experts (GGE) on cybersecurity. Egypt has chaired the ITU Working Group for Child Online Protection is a founding member of AfricaCERT and has a number of bilateral and multilateral agreements on cybersecurity cooperation.

    The Egyptian Computer Emergency Readiness Team (EG-CERT) was established by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in April 2009. EG-CERT provides its support to several entities in the ICT sector, the financial sector as well as the government sector in order to help them tackle cybersecurity-related threats. EG-CERT is expanding and is currently upgrading its laboratories in the four key operational departments. Additional laboratories are being planned for mobile cybersecurity and industrial control systems cybersecurity.

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