Oman came in fourth in a list of countries most committed to cyber security, based on a report produced by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Singapore was No. 1 in the world in terms of cyber security, followed by the Unites States, Malaysia, Oman, and Estonia.
The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) of 2017 based its rankings on the pillars of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda: legal, technical, organizational, capacity building and cooperation.
Oman was also the only Middle Eastern country to land in the top 10 in the report that covered 134 countries, including the State of Palestine.
"Oman is the top ranked in the Arab States, with the highest scores in the legal and capacity building pillars. Oman has a robust organisational structure, including a high-level cyber security strategy, master plan and a comprehensive road map,” the report said.
The report noted that one of the strongest commitments to cyber security is a cybersecurity strategy outlining how a country will prepare and respond to attacks against its digital networks.
“Only 38 percent of countries have published a cyber security strategy and only 11 percent have a dedicated stand-alone strategy; another 12 percent have a cyber security strategy under development,” the report explained.
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