State governments’ cybersecurity issue gets popular attention recently as they fall prey to cyber-attacks in different measures and manners. In February 2016, the Bangladesh Bank lost over $81M after the Central bank’s communication credential was breached causing almost three dozen of fraudulent bank transfers. Just recently a decade worth of data from US Airforce was corrupted, albeit recovered after a few days. And currently the question of UK’s cybersecurity regulation after the Brexit is creating a pandemonium among cybersercurity experts and policy makers.
With data and the internet overtaking almost every part of human activity, a country’s regulation for data protection is crucial. Great is its weight as it affects all faces of the society. Knowing the status of cybersecurity preparedness of each country is crucial for its national security and socio-economic ends.
No wonder, in recent months we’ve witnessed a number of data security problems that different countries struggled with: Commission on Election website in the Pilippines was hacked; Bangladesh Bank lost $81 million from hacks; and decade worth of data from the US Air Force was lost—albeit recovered.
Here’s an infographic by Turrem Data, a UK-based data protection provider, that takes a look at how different nation states are performing on protecting their government and citizens from cyber-attacks and data breaches. This is both a warning and a challenge for the international community.