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Experts publish ex-Soviet Republics’ cyber safety index – Latvia on the identical stage as Ukraine – Baltic News Network

Cyber safety firm Surfshark has put collectively a particular index that features details about cyber safety ranges of 15 former Soviet Republics. Lithuania is on the high, adopted by Estonia. Third place is shared by Latvia and Ukraine.

The cyber safety index of those nations is larger than that of Australia, Canada and Russia. It can also be forward of the typical in Europe. This displays these nations’ good preparation stage to forestall cyber assaults within the area. The final three spots within the index are held by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, based on Surfshark.

Latvia is is third within the post-soviet nations’ cyber safety index and has a rating of 75.32.

It is 3% larger than the typical in Europe and places Latvia forward of nations like Australia, Canada and Russia. Globally, nevertheless, Latvia and Ukraine share the twenty fifth place.

Along ex-Soviet republics Lithuania is first, adopted by Estonia (90.90). Latvia and Ukraine are third (75.32). Results of those nations are typically larger than the typical in Europe and Russia (71.43).

According to knowledge from the Strategic and International Studies Centre, since 2015 Ukraine has suffered the vast majority of cyber assaults from Russia. Most assaults had been geared toward state establishments, navy and infrastructure objects. Attacks vary from phishing scams to DdoS assaults and pc viruses.

The cyber safety scenario in ex-Soviet republics underneath authoritarian regimes is considerably worse when in comparison with democratic nations. The final three spots on the index are held by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikinstan and Turkmenistan. The common index of authoritarian post-Soviet republics is 36.2 – almost twice as little as the index of democratic nations (67.53).

Russia additionally has a low index (71.43). It is decrease than the typical within the Europe. Nevertheless, it’s forward of sure economically sturdy nations like Israel, Japan and Norway. Russia’s cyber safety has been underneath numerous strain recently. Immediately after the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the variety of doc leaks on this nation has elevated by 136%. In Q1 2022 roughly 3.6 million web customers have suffered because of this to this point.

The total post-Soviet bloc nations are categorized the next approach in Surfshark index: Lithuania (93.51), Estonia (90.91), Latvia (75.32), Ukraine (75.32), Russia (71.43), Belarus (53.25), Georgia (51.95), Moldova (50.65), Kazakhstan (48.05), Azerbaijan (37.66), Uzbekistan (36.36), Armenia (35.06), Kyrgyzstan (24.68), Tajikistan (10.39) and Turkmenistan (7.79).

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