Jordan ranks 8th regionally, 74th globally on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018

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Published: 2019-07-18 13:23

Last Updated: 2019-07-18 13:52


Jordan ranks 8th regionally, 74th globally on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018
Jordan ranks 8th regionally, 74th globally on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018

Jordan has advanced 18 places on the global landscape and two places on the regional level in terms of cybersecurity, according to the third version of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2018 released by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The report showed that Jordan advanced globally from the 92nd place to 74th, while it regionally advanced from the 10th to the 8th place.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship said that this advance was due to the joint efforts of the Ministry, the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), the security services, the Central Bank of Jordan and the private sector.

The report, issued this month, aims to provide insight into the cybersecurity engagement of Member States.

It also aims at raising awareness of cyber issues, as it oversees the level of commitment in five areas: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity building, and cooperation.

According to the report, Jordan has played a role in this development through the issuance of the National Cyber Security Strategy, the formation of the National Computer Emergency Response Team (JO-CERT) and the existence of a secure fiber-optic network all helped in this great advance.