BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 25. Azerbaijan improved its ranking in the National Cybersecurity Index by 34 positions to 52nd place, the Association of Cybersecurity Organizations of Azerbaijan (AKTA) told Trend.

According to the association, successes in the field of digital development and cybersecurity have allowed Azerbaijan to improve its position in the international index of national cybersecurity.

“The National Cybersecurity Index ranks and assesses 46 digital environment indicators from 161 countries. Our country improved its ranking by 34 positions – from 86th to 52nd,” the association said.

Azerbaijan’s previous score was 37.66, while it rose to 59.74 in the latest report.

It was noted that the National Cybersecurity Index, developed by the Estonian Academy of E-Governance Foundation, is a global index that, in real time, measures the readiness of countries to ensure cybersecurity and manage cyber incidents.

President Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly stated that the development of cybersecurity in all areas, as well as the strengthening of cyber protection of crucial information resources, is one of the main priorities of the country. The Head of State gave appropriate instructions on the way forward for the development of this sphere.

Azerbaijan’s national cybersecurity and information strategy is being developed by a number of departments and organizations, including the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, the Electronic Security Service , the State Security Service and a number of other institutions.

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