The report was made possible through funding by the Dutch Government’s National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and includes extensive interviews with Dutch Government officials and other European experts. As Patricia Zorko, the Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Director of the Cyber Security Department, stated: “the CRI analysis states clearly that the Netherlands is on its way to becoming cyber ready and underlines how important it is to continue our efforts to strengthen and mainstream cyber security in the Netherlands. As a major exporter of ICT goods and telecommunication services, the Netherlands is a frontrunner when it comes to cyber security. This gives us great opportunities, but only if the Internet and its underlying infrastructures are secure, resilient, and available.”
Mike Swetnam, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, stated: “the Institute is very proud of the global impact that the CRI methodology is having and we believe that the CRI is becoming the global standard for measuring a country’s cyber preparedness and is helping national leaders prioritize cyber security as part of their economic and national security agendas.”
The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 shows that few countries have aligned their national economic vision (digital agenda) with their national security agenda, and seeks to incentivize this alignment by bringing attention to each country’s Internet-infrastructure dependencies and vulnerabilities, and the national economic erosion caused by cyber insecurity. The CRI 2.0 builds on the Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 and provides a comprehensive, comparative, experience-based methodology to evaluate countries’ commitment and maturity to closing the gap between their current cyber security posture and the national cyber capabilities needed to support their digital future.
The CRI 2.0 methodology is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is currently being applied to 125 countries. The resulting country reports are based on over seventy unique indicators across seven essential elements to discern operationally ready activities and identify areas for improvement in the following categories: national strategy, incident response, e-crime and law enforcement, information sharing, investment in research and development (R&D), diplomacy and trade, and defense and crisis response. The CRI country profiles of France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States can be found at the following link: http://www.potomacinstitute.org/academic-centers/cyber-readiness-index.
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