By Michael Hendrix, Research Manager
The Economist and Booz Allen Hamilton recently released the Cyber Power Index, an insightful look at the intersection of the digital economy, our physical infrastructure, and a skilled workforce.
The Index measures countries against four factors, all of which are essential to having a digital infrastructure that is both thriving and resilient:
- Legal and Regulatory Framework
- Economic and Social Context
- Technology Infrastructure
- Industry Application
When held up to these standards, the United States ranks second in the world, just behind the United Kingdom. Here then are the top 10 Cyber Powers:
- United Kingdom
- United States
- South Korea
Not only is the Cyber Power Index endlessly fascinating to play with, but it’s really a new measure of what’s essential for success in the 21st century global economy.