As governments and businesses strive to remain competitive in a cyber era, the Economist Intelligence Unit, in sponsorship with Booz Allen, set out to understand the significance of cyber power around the world, and develop a Cyber Hub to provide an overview of the digital arena.
The Cyber Hub's content was built on several integral parts: an interactive index that assesses specific aspects of the cyber environment of the G20 countries, and a series of research papers that examine the implications for the business community.
The research papers examine how the business community is responding to the opportunities and challenges offered by cyber. The investigation begins with an exploration of how organizations and government authorities can build cyber resilience. It then focuses on the specific challenges created by an increasingly mobile workforce. Both papers are based on surveys of senior executives and interviews with experts.
The Cyber Power Index was developed to gain a better understanding of factors influencing cyber power globally. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative model, constructed from 39 indicators and sub-indicators that measure specific attributes of the cyber environment across four drivers of cyber power: legal and regulatory framework; economic and social context; technology infrastructure; and industry application, which examines digital progress across key industries.
This benchmarking exercise covers 19 countries of the Group of 20 (G20), excluding its last member, the EU. Each country was evaluated relative to others by an Economist Intelligence Unit analyst; categories and individual indicators were weighted according to assumptions of their relative importance. Details on the methodology, including weighting, can be found in the appendix of the Cyber Power Index Findings and Methodology paper.
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