Situational Status of Global Cybersecurity and Cyber Defense According to Global Indicators. Adaptation of a Model for Ecuador

  • Fabián Bustamante
  • Walter Fuertes
  • Theofilos Tulkeredis
  • Mario Ron
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 94)


The aim of this study has been to establish a Cybersecurity and Cyber defense model in Ecuador, based on the comparison of the worldwide situation status. Therefore, we performed a descriptive research, which has been related to the metrics and indicators of the countries with greater relevance in such areas, which have been considered as important by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Subsequently, we applied an incremental methodology in order to perform the comparative analysis. The main findings demonstrate that G8 countries appear or be the most prepared and mature in Cybersecurity/Cyber defense and Cyberwar. This has been also evidenced about countries with high technological level and which historically have maintained warlike conflicts. The final exposed results according to the Cybersecurity pillars of the ITU, yielded details of the relevant points and evidenced that on a global scale the United States and France are the most outstanding countries, which has led to propose a model to follow for Ecuador, which represents a country that still allows great opportunities for growth and improvement in this topic.


GCI ITU Cybersecurity Cyber defense ISMS ICS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabián Bustamante
    • 1
  • Walter Fuertes
    • 1
  • Theofilos Tulkeredis
    • 1
  • Mario Ron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador

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