Economic Social Council underlines need for further cyber security vigilance

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AMMAN — The Economic and Social Council of Jordan on Tuesday met to discuss means of addressing the growing threat of cyber security, which has accompanied technological and digital advancement. اضافة اعلان

Economic Social Council President Mohammad Al-Halaiqa said that data protection and cybersecurity have become a matter of international concern as data-system hackings become more frequent, commending Jordan’s decision to form a national center for cybersecurity.

Attendees recommended drafting a standardized procedural manual to guide to mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks on various sectors, as well as the allocation of financial resources to monitor and protect information systems, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Recommendations also included training staff on issues of cyber security and data protection through focus on undergraduate programs and greater coordination between the public, private and academic sectors.

Attendees also noted the need for a governmental body to detect cyber-attacks, draft relevant laws and ensure they are adequately enforced across the Kingdom’s sectors.

Tuesday’s session is part of the Economic and Social Council’s broader plan to produce proposals to aid Jordan’s cyber security and data protection efforts, in collaboration with the public and private sectors.

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