Irta Fatima

Ms. Irta Fatima holds and MPhil Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Defence University, Islamabad.

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Keywords: Global Cybersecurity Index, International
Telecommunication Union, Pakistan-Cert, India-Cert, National
security policy, Information, and Communication technology


This comparative analysis examines the 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index scores of India and Pakistan. The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a composite index that measures a country’s commitment to cybersecurity based on five categories: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity building, and cooperation. This study analyzes the GCI scores of India and Pakistan and identifies similarities and differences in their cybersecurity profiles. The GCI has published four editions till 2020, and according to the GCI of 2020, India scored 97.49 and became the 10th top scorer in the GCI, while Pakistan scored 64.88 on the index. The study highlights the areas where India and Pakistan have strengths and weaknesses in terms of cybersecurity measures and provides recommendations for both countries to improve their cybersecurity profiles. The study concludes that cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important in the digital age, and countries need to invest in cybersecurity measures to protect their critical infrastructure and citizens’ data.

First Published

June 25, 2022

How to Cite

Irta Fatima, “A Comparative Analysis of the 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index scores of India and Pakistan,” Regional Studies 40, no.1 (Summer 2022): 39-60,


Volume 40, Issue 1