ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technology, has published the Global Cyber Security Index 2017 (GCI-2017), which measures the commitment of ITU's 193 Member States to cyber security and is the second in this index series.
According to the report the Netherlands ranks number 15 worldwide and number 5 in Europe. In the report the Netherlands is highlighted on the actions that are taken by the National Cyber Security Centre, concerning their reports, advices and registration of incidents.
The GCI-2017 measures countries' commitment to cybersecurity and helps them to identify areas for improvement. Through the information collected, it aims to illustrate the practices in use so that ITU Member States can identify gaps and implement selected activities suitable to their national environment – with the added benefits of helping to harmonize practices and fostering a global culture of cyber security. GCI Score is based on 5 main criteria: Legal, Technical, Organisational, Capacity Building and Cooperation.