20 countries with the best cyber defense strategies

War has found for itself a new fertile ground, cyberspace.

Currently, cyberattacks and digital spying are the top threat to international security, eclipsing terrorism. And with the growing volume and sophistication of cyberattacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive businesses and personal information, as well as safeguard national security, which is called cyber defense.

Cyber defense is an information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. It is important because governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses collect, process and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers.

But what countries have the best cyber defense strategies and are best prepared to face cyberattacks? Here they are according to the World Economic Forum.

Credit: World Economic Forum

Credit: World Economic Forum

Source: World Economic Forum

Cover credit: Reuters


Christina Boutros