Jordan lacks information security savvy

Virtuport says Levant region lacks market maturity, is more susceptible to attacks

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Jordan lacks information security savvy VirtuPort says that Jordan's information security sector lacks maturity leading to a higher number of successful cyber-attacks.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 12, 2011

Jordan's internet security systems lack maturity, leading to a higher rate of successful cyber-attacks, according to Samer Omar, chairman and founder of VirtuPort.

"Jordan and the Levant region are in the infancy stage in terms of internet security in some sectors. In Jordan we have seen banks and major credit card brands being compromised, forcing banks to cancel cards. This was common in the US five to seven years ago but through awareness and regulation has improved," said Omar.

VirtuPort is holding the MENA Information Security Conference 2011, at the Kempinski Hotel at the Dead Sea in Jordan from 18th to 19th September 2011, to try and help raise awareness, in both Jordan and the Levant region, about information security.

"Awareness is the cornerstone of the success of information security and to combat the lack of awareness in the region we want to start with Jordan, which lacks information security savvy," said Omar.

Omar said that VirtuPort is expecting between 270 and 300 delegates to attend the event, including several from the Gulf, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries as well as 40 to 60 delegates from multinationals.

Delegates at the conference will be discussing the topic of the ‘Future of Cyber Security', with special focus on the development and implementation of security in the cloud.

2773 days ago

Jordan is a free country security in the internet where its needed is tough I didn't see the security methods used in banking in Jordan in the GCC until 2007. Security is a subject with a wide range of applications, and who is Samer Omar and what is his experience in tackling security related issues, did he work on the subject or is he one of those academics? Who has many degrees and lacks the physical experience?

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