British experts from IISS named 15 countries with maximum cyber capabilities
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), headquartered in London, has conducted research into the cyber capabilities of various countries. The experts formalized their conclusions in the form of a report.
Two-year research has allowed British experts to identify 15 countries with the highest cyber capabilities, and both China and Russia are not leaders in this area. According to Fox News, the cyber potential of these countries, and especially China, is clearly "overestimated."
The assessment was carried out according to a number of criteria, including: strategy and doctrine; management, command and control; cyber intelligence capabilities; dependence on cyberspace; cybersecurity; global leadership in cyberspace; and offensive cyber capabilities.
The United States became the unconditional leader by a large margin from all others; it was this country that experts attributed to the "first level" as the most consistent with all the criteria. Russia and China, as well as Canada, Australia, France, Great Britain and Israel were awarded the "second level". These countries have an advantage only in a number of criteria.
Tier three countries have a strong or potential advantage in some categories, but have significant disadvantages in others. These countries were classified by British experts as India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea and Vietnam.
It is emphasized that the United States is far ahead of its competitors in cyber capabilities. China, for example, is predicted at least 10 years to catch up with America, and Russia even more. If China, according to experts from the IISS, is hampered by "lingering problems" in the field of cybersecurity, then Russia is heavily dependent on foreign technologies.
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