The Singaporean score of 42 was eight points above the average global score. Singapore is among the most proactive countries—along with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States—completing foundational, technical, and behavioral steps actively. Overall, they tend to experience fewer problems but nevertheless remain vigilant about the dangers they may encounter online.
The Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MSCI) seeks to understand consumer adoption of proven online tools and behaviors. The Index is a weighted score tallied from three tiers of activity, each consisting of different steps consumers can take to help protect themselves and their families when they go online. The more steps taken, the higher the score; 100 is the highest rating possible.