Austria, Estonia and Holland most cyber-secure countries in Europe

A new BSA report, the EU Cybersecurity Dashboard, reveals that Austria, Estonia, and the Netherlands are the most cyber-secure countries in Europe.

To determine the ranking, BSA researchers used information previously gathered to help inform government officials of the realistic security measures implemented in their country. Using a simplified numeric approach to rate these security measures, the results demonstrated which EU countries had the strongest security foundation in place. The Czech Republic and the UK also ranked highly, while Ireland, Croatia, and Romania scored at the bottom.

The cyber-security areas BSA addressed, according to their site, were: legal foundations, operational entities, public private partnerships, sector specific cyber-security plans, and education. And, though most EU countries have some type of cyber-security strategy, the findings show that at least 80 percent of European businesses are not prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is forthcoming.