Al-Hananda: Cyber ​​threats are one of the most widespread crimes worldwide

Ibrahim Al Mubaidin Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmed Hanandeh emphasized that cyber security has become one of the most important pillars of the digital economy in the world, especially since cybercrime and piracy are among the fastest spreading and increasing crimes around the world, which requires the need to increase awareness of the seriousness of cyber threats and enable a solid system of cyber security.
Opening the activities of the first national conference on cyber security yesterday at the headquarters of Luminus Technical University College in Amman, the minister said that the increasing dependence of people today and their integration in the digital world and the increase in digital transformation processes in the government and private sector is accompanied by an increase in security threats and piracy activities that can cause damage. He pointed out that the technological changes and the tremendous development in information technology, communication networks and the Internet around the world, provided the opportunity. to a great extent for a group of people and gangs to exploit these technological means for the purposes of penetration, espionage, theft and data leakage, spreading rumors and attempting to steal critical assets and property such as electricity, water, communications, airports, and to sabotage. others Through electronic penetration of devices, systems, software, networks and databases (due to the failure to protect them).
At the conference, which was held in collaboration between A One TV and Luminus University College, Hanandeh said that one of the main factors that show the importance of cyber security is the increase in cyber attacks, which are considered to be one of the crimes that the spread fastest. in the world. In 2021, cyber attacks occurred every 11 seconds worldwide. Almost double what it was every 19 seconds in 2019, and quadrupling the rate five years ago every 40 seconds in 2016.
The minister emphasized that the Jordanian government, through the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, seeks to stay abreast of these developments and take advantage of the best global practices and available opportunities to enable it to transform into ‘ a digital government with excellence in line with the national strategy for digital transformation and the executive plan 2021-2025, which clarifies the necessary strategic changes and requirements of To keep pace with the progress of digital transformation worldwide, improve the provision of government services, and increase the efficiency of government performance.
Hanandeh said: “The Jordanian government is aware of the importance of an effective cyber security system, as the national cyberspace is a modern environment that requires systematic and comprehensive protection at international, local and sectoral levels, noting that the government has worked to the issuance of the National Cyber ​​Security Strategy 2018-2023 which explains management and ways to deploy Resources needed to counter potential cyber threats In addition to the issuance of a set of institutional policies for national cyber security, and a Royal Decree was issued in Cyber ​​Security Act No. 16 of 2019, the government also formed the National Cyber ​​Security Council, which is entrusted with the task of ensuring the building, development and organization of an effective cyber security system at the national level to protect the Kingdom from cyber threats and effectively and confront effectively to sustain the ensure security of employment and maintain national security, and the security of individuals, property and information.
He emphasized the importance of the government’s establishment of the National Center for Cyber ​​Security, which is entrusted with the tasks and powers contained in the Cyber ​​Security Act.
Cyberspace is defined as “an environment consisting of the interaction of people, data, information, information systems and programs on information networks, communication systems and related infrastructure.”
Cybersecurity is defined as the protection of cyberspace against unauthorized access or misuse, including intentional or accidental assault, failure to follow security procedures, or deception resulting therefrom.
In turn, the Dean of Luminus University College, Dr. Ayman Interview, highlights the importance of holding the conference and the resulting discussions on the concept of cyber security, which is one of the crucial and basic concepts in our world today.
He emphasized that the college keeps up with the needs and developments of the labor market, and pointed out that after the Corona pandemic the world realized that there are three sectors that are priorities and very important for people and for life, namely food security, health care and information technology.
He pointed out that the college has invested and produced many programs and specializations that keep pace with the technology sector in the areas of cloud computing, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
Yesterday, the conference saw rich discussions on the reality of cyber security and its challenges. The first session talked about “the reality of cybersecurity in Jordan… challenges and proposed solutions,” and the second session talked about “the legal vacuum in the face of cybersecurity challenges.”
The third session discussed “the reality of cyber security in the telecommunications system in Jordan,” as well as the fourth and final session, “cyber security in banking and financial transactions.”
The National Center for Cybersecurity announced at the beginning of this year that Jordan was subjected to 897 cyberattacks last year, and that 27% of cyberattacks, or about 240 attacks, were of the complex attack type, and the center confirmed at the time that 4% of cyber attacks on Jordan last year It was for political and economic espionage purposes.
The center indicated that the Internet addresses linked to the cyber attacks on Jordan last year came from 40 countries around the world.
And global reports have recently published pessimistic future maps of cyber security risks to companies from all economic sectors, expecting an increase in risks and electronic attacks in the digital world in the coming years with the expansion and increasing tendencies of everyone to embrace the concepts of digital transformation to implement.
Data from Cyber​​​​Security Ventures expects cybercrime losses to rise to $10.5 trillion in 2025.
With these predictions, the losses caused by cyber attacks will increase by 75% compared to the $6 trillion worth of losses caused by cyber attacks estimated in 2021.

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