A new report on the Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection Index, put the Kingdom at the top 25 of the 60 countries included in the new classification, issued on Wednesday by the website of the Comparitech Foundation specialized in programming, information security and cybersecurity.
Morocco’s legal procedures and legislation enabled it to obtain a point of 36.47, based on the fact that the dotted report is considered the best point in the world and is the most advanced in the field of electronic security, while countries approaching 100 point out the classification.
Tunisia ranked first in North Africa, having 35.54 points, followed by Morocco and Egypt, which achieved a balance of points of 38.03.
Morocco also advanced to the United Arab Emirates, which gained 36.88 points, making it the 23rd place, while Algeria received the worst score (55.75 points), making it the worst country in the report in terms of cyber security.
Morocco scored an average of 10.61 points in the index of mobile phones carrying malware and viruses, as well as a point and a half score in the electronic financial attacks index; and an average score of 21.7 points in the index of computer viruses.
With regard to the readiness for sudden cyber attacks, the report gave Morocco an average of 0.541 points, while it received a good cut in terms of keeping up with legal legislation for cybersecurity updates, thus achieving four out of six points.
On the other hand, the Kingdom received a moderate rate in terms of the extent of protection of citizens against malicious programs downloaded unintentionally (0.11 points), while achieving a bad point in the exploitation of electronic software user data without legal requirement (3.01 points).
The report, which was based on the global cyber attacks in 2018, ranked Japan first, followed by France, followed by Canada, followed by Denmark and the United States of America, as well as Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Algeria, Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania and Uzbekistan have all been in line with the international arrangement.
The report itself was based on several qualitative criteria, including the appropriateness of national legislation for digital shifts in the fields of military, infrastructure, crime, trade and various national strategies, giving the Foundation one point for the state that has existing legal legislation, while half of the state that has the bill Just.