Portugal moves to 14th place in the International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (42nd in 2018) and to 8th place in the regional ranking (Europe) (25th in 2018). Portugal’s improvement in this index was due to the set of legislative, technical, organizational, capacity-building and cooperation initiatives that have been defined and implemented to strengthen the cybersecurity framework at the national level in recent years.
This report, which analyzes a set of evidence on national cyberspace security, classifies as strengths in Portugal the legislative and regulatory measures, the existence and implementation of capabilities at the level of incident response teams – national and sectorial – and the cooperation and synergies between agencies and sectors.
Very close to a maximum rating are also the measures implemented at the strategic and organizational level and the measures for awareness, training, training and education for cybersecurity.
Recall that the Global Cyberspace Security Index was first launched in 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of 193 ITU Member States to cyberspace security in order to help them identify areas for improvement, but also to encourage countries to act by raising awareness of the state of cybersecurity around the world. We are talking about cybersecurity risks, priorities and evolving cybersecurity resources, to which the Global Cybersecurity Index has also adapted to provide a greater number of cybersecurity measures for countries to consider.