OREANDA-NEWS. February 06, 2012. A new report commissioned by the computer security company McAfee ranks Estonia as having a reliable cyber security structure.

Finland, Sweden and Israel were deemed the leaders of cyber security, all scoring 4.5 out of five. Estonia, with 4, was placed in the same group with Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK and the US.

“The massive denial-of-service attacks against Estonia in 2007 alerted the world to what a cyber-attack might look like, although the consequences were not nearly as bad as the international press suggested,” the report said.

“Many countries are now looking to Estonia for cyber-security leadership, even if Canadian expert Rafal Rohozinski stresses that 'Estonia is really too small a country to be a case study,'” the report said. “But it is clearly easier to get organized in a small country.”