Romania most at risk of cyber attacks, study reveals

Recent research has shown that 68% of high-revenue growth companies have embraced a hybrid model worldwide. With businesses enjoying remote or hybrid working, benefits including reduced maintenance costs, improved flexibility and extended talent pool, cyber security awareness has become more critical than ever.

With this in mind, Indusface is intrigued to find out the most secure countries for businesses to allow their employees to work from, by creating an index score based on cybersecurity data including DDOS attacks, phishing sites, Malware hosting sites and compromised computers.

The study revealed that Finland and Belgium are named the most cyber secure European countries for business to allow their employees to work from, with the cyber security index score of 82.45 out of 100. The least cyber secure country is Bulgaria with an index score of 51.92/100, while Romania ranks fourth least cyber secure European country with a cyber security score of 56.01/100.

5 least cyber secure European countries to work from

Rank

Country

DDOS  attacks

 per 100,000 Internet Users

Phishing sites

 per 100,000 urls

Malware  hosting  sites

 per 100,000 urls

Compromised  computers

  per 100,000 internet users 

Cyber security score

(/100)

1

Bulgaria

167

1220

1,170

430

51.82

2

Serbia

174

780

790

1,467

53.83

3

Lithuania

560

1010

840

38

55.77

4

Romania

118

1040

720

1,435

56.01

5

Croatia

725

750

340

2,105

56.57

Bulgaria ranks the least secure European countries for businesses to allow employees to remotely work from, with a total cybersecurity score of only 51.82 out of 100. With 1,220 phishing sites and 1,170 malware hosting sites per 100,000 urls, businesses in the country will need to be extra careful when identifying whether a website is genuine.

Serbia owns one of the highest number of compromised computers per 100,000 internet users (1,467) which leads to its low cyber security score of 53.83 – ranking as the second least cybersecure European country. 

Romania ranks fourth least cyber secure European country, with a cyber security score of only 56.01 out of 100. Despite the lowest number of DDOS attacks among the bottom five countries, Romania has an astonishing 1,040 phishing sites per 100,000 urls and 1,435 compromised computers per 100,000 internet users. 

Top 10 most cyber secure European countries to work from

Rank

Country

DDOS  attacks

per 100,000 Internet Users

Phishing sites

 per 100,000 urls

Malware  hosting sites

 per 100,000 urls

Compromised  computers

  per 100,000 internet users 

Cyber security index score

(/100)

= 1

Finland

79

320

430

47

82.45

= 1

Belgium

314

280

390

11

82.45

3

Austria

175

260

340

137

80.59

4

Switzerland  

203

460

470

17

78.09

= 5

Sweden

94

410

390

736

76.31

= 5

Greece

386

370

440

25

76.31

7

Norway

475

340

490

14

75.51

8

France

50

610

850

31

74.92

= 9 

Germany

177

480

570

75

73.89

= 9 

Estonia

698

540

440

14

73.89

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