Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Which Country is "Cyber-ready"?

A survey backed by McAfee has revealed that Israel, Finland and Sweden top the list of being countries which have “cyber-readiness”. Reports have revealed that Israel deals with over 1,000 attacks every minute.

China, Mexico and Brazil however have been rated as the least capable of defending themselves against cyber-attacks.

"The subjectiveness of the report is its biggest strength," explained Raj Samani, McAfee's chief technology officer. "What it does is give the perception of cyber-readiness by those individuals who kind of understand and work in cyber security on a day-in, day-out basis."

The report concludes by claiming that information needs to be shared more globally to be one step ahead of the attacks, and that more laws should be enforced to aid cross-border crime.

UK has been rated at 4 out 5, along with USA, Germany, Spain and France.