Cybersecurity is essential in every country. How protected is Morocco from hackers, malware, and viruses?
Rabat – The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) has ranked Morocco among countries with low cybersecurity.
The GCI scores published by the UK-based company Comparitech assessed 60 countries with low to high cybersecurity based on seven criteria, from malware rates to cybersecurity-related legislation.
Not all countries that scored well in some areas scored the same in others. “There were some countries that lacked significantly in a variety of areas and others who outperformed the majority of countries,” stated Comparitech.
Morocco ranked 25th out of the 60 listed countries, scoring 36.47 points out of 100.
The country scored 10.61 points in the percentage of mobiles infected with malware; in 1.5 points in the percentage of financial malware attacks; 21.7 points in the percentage of computers infected with malware; 0.11 points in the percentage of telnet attacks by originating country; and 3.01 points in the percentage of attacks by cryptominers.
In the category of the best-prepared countries for cyber attacks, Singapore scored the highest point, 0.925, whereas Morocco recorded a medium score of 0.541 points.
Morocco ranked 4th out of 10 countrie with the most up-to-date legislation against cyberattacks.
Algeria is the least cyber-secure country of the 60 studied countries, recording the highest percentage of mobile and computer malware infections with worst up-to-date legislation for cybersecurity and poor preparation for cyber attacks.
Other countries with poor cybersecurity are Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Uzbekistan.
Japan is the most cyber-secure country in the world, outperforming all listed countries and other top-performing countries such as France, Canada, Denmark, and the US, in most of the categories including the preparation for cyber attacks and legislation.
“Despite some countries having clear strengths and weaknesses, there is definite room for improvement in each and every one,” in terms of better protections from malware and cyber attacks, and strong legislations, the report concluded.