Vietnam jumps 25 places to 25th in ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Index

July 2, 2021 | 09:44 am GMT+7

Vietnam has been ranked 25th out of 194 countries and territories in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), recently released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Compared to the previous GCI release in 2019, Vietnam jumped 25 places globally, sitting in seventh position in the Asia-Pacific region and surpassing Thailand to take fourth place in the ASEAN region, just behind Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Specifically, Vietnam earned an overall score of 94.59 out of the total 100, with improvement recorded across all five pillars – Legal Measures (20/20), Cooperative Measures (20/20), Technical Measures (16.31/20), Organisational Measures (18.98/20), and Capacity Development (19.26/20).

A representative of the Authority of Information Security (Ministry of Information and Communications) said that the aforementioned results are thanks to Vietnam’s great efforts in a long journey, clearly reflected through senior leaders’ political determination on the issue of cyber safety and security, as well as the efforts of ministries, sectors and localities in implementing information security work according to a four-layer model, thus helping Vietnam have a sufficiently secure legal corridor on cyber safety, not inferior to any other country in the world.


Vietnam earns an overall score of 94.59 out of the total 100, with improvement recorded across all five pillars.

The 2020 GCI report also recognises significant improvement in the ranking of other Asian nations, especially ASEAN countries which have made great efforts in ensuring cyber safety and security over the past few years.

In particular, India jumped 37 places to 10th in the 2020 release, while the Republic of Korea climbed to fourth from 15th and Japan leapt seven places to seventh. Indonesia also impressed by rising to 24th position, a 24-place promotion from the previous report two years ago.

The above-mentioned achievements of countries in Asia in general and ASEAN in particular show that Vietnam still has to make more efforts to maintain its ranking in the top 25 countries regarding cyber safety and security, as well as realising its goal of becoming a powerhouse in cybersecurity.