The Philippines Among Least Cyber-Secure Countries for Digital Nomads

The Philippines is among the Asian countries that are the least secure to work from remotely. This is according to the latest study by Reboot Digital PR Services, which reveals the least cyber-secure countries to work from.

Interested in the safety of digital nomads, experts at Reboot Digital PR Services analyzed cybersecurity statistics, including drive-by downloads, phishing sites, malware-hosting sites, and compromised computers in order to create a cyber danger index score.

Top 10 Least Cyber-Secure Countries in Asia

Rank

Country

Average Monthly Drive-by Download Pages

Phishing Sites

Malware Hosting Sites

Compromised Computers

Cyber Danger Score (/100)

=1.

Indonesia

25

1,080

1,040

643

82.8

=1.

Cyprus

24

1,730

1,280

400

82.8

3.

Malaysia

23

740

900

1,557

79.9

4.

Vietnam

30

630

780

3115

78.2

5.

Singapore

16

780

2,160

204

75.9

6.

Nepal

126

640

890

558

73.3

7.

Turkey

10

740

620

1,907

70.1

8.

India

10

490

1,360

600

67.3

9.

Philippines

19

200

880

790

62.7

10.

Thailand

9

320

730

2,829

61.8

Source: Rebootonline.com  – Represents data from 2018 to 2022. 

The Philippines ranks ninth

The Philippines (62.7) places ninth with 19 monthly drive-by downloads and an average of 880 malware-hosting sites online, which is only 20 sites more per 100,000 URLs than that of its relatively close neighbor, Malaysia — which ranks third.

Nomads spend their time relaxing on the pristine beaches and swimming in the glistening waters that your country is known for. Those more in tune with the thrum of city life may head to Manila to find out why it’s dubbed the city that ‘never sleeps’.

Indonesia and Cyprus share title of least cyber-secure country

Reboot Digital PR Services found that Indonesia and Cyprus share the crown for the least cyber-secure country in the world, with a cyber danger score of 82.8 out of 100 — topping the rankings in Asia and globally. Surprisingly, Indonesia has already established itself as a favorite hotspot for remote workers, enticing travelers with its thriving capital of Jakarta, and popular tourist destinations in Bali.

Cyprus, which hosts over 3,000 phishing and malware sites combined, has only recently started to welcome remote workers to its shores.

Slightly more secure in the third position is Malaysia, where there are 1,557 compromised computers and 900 malware-hosting sites which aid its overall cyber danger score of 79.9/100.

Thailand (61.8) places tenth presenting a cyber danger score of over 60 out of 100.

On the opposite end, South Korea is the most cyber-secure location in Asia with a cyber danger score of just 19.8 out of 100. Followed by Japan (21.8) and Lebanon (29.3).

This study analyzed over 90 countries around the world, the top global rankings can be found below.

Top 10 Least Cyber-Secure Countries Worldwide

Rank

Country

Average Monthly Drive-by Download Pages

Phishing Sites

Malware Hosting Sites

Compromised Computers

Cyber Danger Score (/100)

=1.

Indonesia

25

1,080

1,040

643

82.8

=1.

Cyprus

24

1,730

1,280

400

82.8

3.

Malaysia

23

740

900

1,557

79.9

4.

Vietnam

30

630

780

3,115

78.2

5.

Bulgaria

14

1,220

1,170

430

77.6

6.

Singapore

16

780

2,160

204

75.9

7.

Nepal

126

640

890

558

73.3

8.

Morocco

19

500

1,000

1,603

73.0

9.

Tunisia

17

310

930

5,588

72.7

10.

Romania

10

1,040

720

1,435

71.9

Source: Rebootonline.com  – Represents data from 2018 to 2022. 

For the full data set for all countries, variables, and infographics, click here.


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