Enhancing National Internet Security
Information Security Compliance Officer
Jordan eGovernment Program
The increasing rate of cyber terrorism and attacks in the cyber space should balance the efforts needed to adhere the
acceptable level of Internet Security on the national level. These efforts should be coordinated under the information
security strategy of the nation before getting to practice it using technical security measures. This strategy should
include all the major stakeholders of internet in the nation, including Government, Business, Academic Institutions
and the individuals. Each of those components should collaborate the national efforts to the required level of
acceptance to secure Internet. For the ultimate level, these efforts should be harmonized with the international efforts
considering Internet Security.
Internet is considered now one of the most used technologies to transfer and exchange information throughout the
world, and the number of internet users increases very fast day by day. The major usage of internet is to transfer and
obtain information, e-commerce, email and download software and books. But as technology goes ahead, another
services are now provided through internet, including VoIP, Content Delivery, Teleconferencing, TV on
Demand…etc. The need for eGovernment Services pushed internet usage to new generation of eservices.
But as technology goes ahead, vulnerabilities and attacks increases indeed, putting new interest for information
security specialists to cover these issues, specially that internet technology and services are very attractive to users
who can be exploited easily with the absence of awareness and legalizations.
The intent of this paper is to explain the concept of Internet Security, and to address the areas by which all internet
stakeholders of various sectors can collaborate their efforts to provide the acceptable level of security of this resource.